Fighting in Yemen could set off a ‘humanitarian catastrophe

The escalating conflict in Yemen has reached the outskirts of the crucial port city of Hudaydah in the last 24 hours, where a reported 2,100 people have fled their homes due to the proximity of the fighting.

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that scores of children are at “imminent risk of death,” as warring parties fight near a local hospital.

Reporting from the United Nations, Natalie Hutchison said that UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric mentioned that humanitarian agencies have raised flags concerning fresh fighting inside Hudaydah, alerting that it could interrupt the flow of food imports and life-saving aid, setting off a humanitarian catastrophe.

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