Some Yemen Ports To Reopen, Saudi-Led Coalition Announces; PBS Examines U.S. Role In Yemen Conflict

PBS NewsHour: Cholera, hunger, and war are ravaging Yemen. What role does the U.S. play?
“A brutal, three-year civil war in Yemen has drawn in regional and global powers, led to the fastest growing cholera epidemic and, perhaps soon, famine. A Saudi coalition is lifting a recent blockade on the country after aid groups warned it would trigger a humanitarian disaster, but millions remain vulnerable. P.J. Tobia offers an update on the conflict and what the U.S. is doing there…” (Woodruff, 11/13).

Reuters: U.N. warns millions at risk in Yemen, urges Saudi coalition to open ports
“[A] U.N. aid coordinator called on the Saudi-led coalition to open all Yemen’s seaports urgently on Tuesday, saying millions of lives were at risk. … ‘We have some 21 million people needing assistance and seven million of those are in famine-like conditions and rely completely on food aid,’ U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said…” (Miles, 11/14).

VOA News: Saudi-Led Coalition to Reopen Some Yemen Ports
“A Saudi-led coalition says it will reopen some airports and seaports in Yemen in order to allow in humanitarian aid. … A coalition statement said the first ports to reopen would be those under control of the Yemeni government, including Aden, Mukalla, and Mocha…” (11/13).