Fighting In Yemen Escalates, Worsening Humanitarian Crisis

New York Times: As Famine Looms in Yemen, Saudi-Led Coalition Redoubles Attacks
“The fight in Yemen has escalated drastically over the past week, exacerbating a dire humanitarian crisis that the United Nations says could spiral into famine — despite, or even because of, a diplomatic push by the United States to get both sides to the peace table. The Saudi-led coalition, which the United States has armed and supported, has launched a punishing wave of airstrikes against the rebel Houthis. The warplanes have hit targets in the capital, Sana; in the mountainous northern provinces; and in the Red Sea port of Hudaydah where, aid workers warn, the country’s main humanitarian lifeline hangs by a thread…” (Kalfood/Walsh, 11/6).

Additional coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is available from NPR and U.N. News.