Ye­men in food cri­sis

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - WORLD -

THE fiercest bat­tle yet in the three-year war in Ye­men threat­ens to bring fur­ther hunger and mis­ery to the mil­lions of peo­ple al­ready fac­ing se­vere food short­ages there.

The Saudi-backed coali­tion has be­gun a ma­jor strike on the port city of Hodei­dah, seek­ing to drive the Houthi rebels back into their strong­hold of Sanaa.

Hodei­dah is the main port for Ye­men, and land­ing point for most of its sup­plies. The rag­ing bat­tle, which has seen the coali­tion launch a se­ries of air strikes and bom­bard­ments, has sparked fear that hun­dreds of thou­sands of civil­ians will be killed, in­jured or starved.

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