UN Ready to Su­per­vise Ye­men’s Hodei­dah Port

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The United Na­tions is ready to help su­per­vise Ye­men‘s Hodei­dah port to pro­tect the vi­tal sup­ply life­line from “po­ten­tial de­struc­tion”, the world body said on Novem­ber 23rd, as its en­voy to the war-dam­aged coun­try met man­agers of the Houthi­held har­bour. West­ern coun­tries are press­ing for cease­fire and re­newed peace ef­forts to end coun­try’s three-year-old con­flict amid in­ter­na­tional con­cern that half the pop­u­la­tion, or some 14 mil­lion peo­ple, could soon be on the brink of famine.

UN spokesman Rheal LeBlanc told re­porters in Geneva that UN en­voy Martin Grif­fiths had spe­cific ideas about man­ag­ing the port that he would present to the par­ties to the con­flict. The port is an im­por­tant sup­ply line to the Houthi-con­trolled cap­i­tal Sanaa, lo­cated in moun­tains to the north­east of Hodei­dah, as well as to much of the rest of the coun­try. Near 85,000 chil­dren un­der five may have starved to death in Ye­men since 2015.

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