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U.N. Calls For End To Conflict In Yemen As Aid Supplies Blocked, Children Die Of Starvation

The Guardian: ‘End war on Yemen’s children’: conflict escalates around Hodeidah hospital
“Fighting has intensified around the largest hospital operating in the port city of Hodeidah, preventing access to severely malnourished and vulnerable children, the U.N.’s children’s agency has warned. The escalation in conflict follows U.S. calls for a ceasefire and suggestions that peace talks may be held in Sweden…” (Ratcliffe, 11/2).

Reuters: Yemeni children die as warring sides block aid deliveries: UNICEF
“Yemeni children are dying from starvation and disease as trucks with life-saving supplies are blocked in port, leaving medical staff and desperate mothers imploring aid workers to do more, a senior U.N. official said…” (Nebehay, 11/2).

U.N. News: Yemen: U.N. chief hails ‘signs of hope’ in world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster
“Welcoming recent indications that peace talks could resume soon to end Yemen’s brutal civil conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday there is ‘no room for complacency,’ and called on the warring parties and the international community to ‘halt the senseless cycle of violence’ and ‘reach a political settlement’…” (11/2).

Additional coverage of the humanitarian crisis and conflict in Yemen is available from Agence France-Presse, Al Jazeera, CBS News, CNN, New York Times, and U.N. News.

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