United Nations says war-torn Yemen living hell for children

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Hodeidah is the most important and only point of entry for food and basic supplies to Yemen's northern provinces controlled by Houthis, including the capital Sanaa.

More than 50 Houthi rebels and 20 government soldiers were killed and scores of others injured from both warring sides within the 24 hours, according to local medics. "Today not more than 40 percent of the children throughout Yemen are being vaccinated", he said.

Geert Cappelaere said in an interview that recent United States calls for a cease-fire are imperative to ending the almost four-year war, which pits a Saudi-led coalition against Iran-aligned rebels known as Houthis.

"Unfortunately, Amal is not the only Yemeni child suffering that fate", he said in a speech delivered in Amman.

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The alliance, which relies on Western arms and intelligence, was on Wednesday still sending troops to the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah where it has massed thousands of forces in recent days, pro-coalition Yemeni military sources said. Without action, up to 14 million people - half of Yemen's population - could be at risk in the coming months, up from 8 million who are now facing starvation, said Guterres. And despite reassurances from the United Kingdom government that its intelligence support and training of the Saudi-led forces is helping reduce civilian casualties, the latest report from the Yemen Data Project (YDP) shows that 48pc of all known airstrikes hit non-military targets.

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), appealed for an immediate ceasefire.

"As an worldwide community we have been shamefully slow to act to end the crisis in Yemen", she said in a statement Sunday.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday had called for a halt to violence to pull Yemen back from the "precipice".

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"The only way to enable refugees to return home, and to bring down the overall numbers worldwide, is to end conflicts themselves".

According to the World Health Organisation, almost 10,000 people have since been killed.

The Saudi-led coalition had not yet commented on the Houthis' statement.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

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The Yemeni government forces backed by the coalition warplanes advanced into near the center of Hodeidah city, recapturing the Hodeidah University and adjoining military air defense camp in the southern edge of the port city after fierce clashes overnight against the Houthis who are still controlling the city, the government-run Saba news website reported on Saturday.

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