Yemen in food crisis
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.