Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki

Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki

Only half of Yemen's health facilities are functional and almost 10 million people are in need ahead of an anticipated outbreak of cholera, MSF added.

"An assault on Hodeidah will unleash shocking brutality on 170,000 children that call the city home, and sever a vital supply line for millions more across", the charity tweeted. "We have dozens of United Nations staff still in Hodeida".

A USA -backed, Saudi-led military coalition is fighting against the Houthis on behalf of the government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi, who lives in exile in Riyadh.

Residents on the west coast launched a campaign to remove Houthi slogans, he also said, hinting that the Hodeidah Port has become a spot to smuggle weapons to the Houthis.

Maintaining open corridors for the aid and avoiding a humanitarian crisis in a city inhabited by half a million people is the priority for Washington, he said.

More news: Kim Jong Un's Elite North Korean Bodyguard Squad Turns Heads at Summit

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there Griffiths was in "intense negotiations" about Hodeidah, AFP reported.

A pro-government Yemeni soldier fires a machine-gun on June 7 near the city of al-Jah in Hodeida province, 50 kilometres from the port city of Hodeida, which the Houthi insurgents seized in 2014.

Yemen relies on imports for 90 percent of its food and 70 percent of those transit through Hodeidah, Lowcock said.

In the past week, the Houthis have fired four ballistic missiles heading toward Saudi Arabia, with one falling inside the Yemeni territories.

Mr Hadi had on Monday met the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed in the kingdom to discuss the flow of humanitarian aid to Yemen, according to Wam news agency.

More news: Five-Year-Old Sophie Sings Frank Sinatra in Adorable 'AGT' Audition

Guterres, the United Nations chief, said there has been a recent "lull in the fighting" to allow for discussions and hopefully avoid a battle.

His efforts to convince the rebels to hand over control of Al Hodeidah to UN-supervised global forces had failed, according to reports.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on all parties "to honour their commitments to work with the U.N".

The UN and aid agencies have pleaded with the Saudi-led force against an attack on Hodeida, warning that it could lead to mass civilian casualties and starvation.

More news: Federal Reserve raises interest rates

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.