United Nations says over 7mn Yemeni children face 'serious' starvation threat

Civilians have borne the brunt of the conflict which has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis and a cholera epidemic

More than seven million children face a severe risk of starvation, according to the same source.

Iranian and Yemeni media reported that a Yemeni Qasif-1 (Striker-1) combat drone had hit the King Khalid airbase without giving details of damage or casualties.

"An end to the conflict is. a much-needed step but it needs to be complemented with investment and governance of this country that puts the interest of the people at the center and the interest of the children at the core of politics", Cappelaere said.

Residents said they could hear exchanges of fire in the area.

The attack targeted King Khalid air base in Khamis Mushait city in southwest the kingdom, said the rebel channel, adding the attack was "in retaliation for the Friday's Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Sanaa International Airport in the (rebel-held) capital Sanaa".

The united Nations Fund for children (Unicef) urged on Sunday the conflicting parties in Yemen to stop fighting, believing that the country had become a "hell on earth" for children, hit by starvation.

"Unfortunately, Amal is not the only Yemeni child suffering that fate", he told a news conference in Amman, Jordan.

Arab coalition warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes to support pro-government forces in the fighting which began Thursday evening, according to military officials.




The latest clashes around Hodeidah erupted last Thursday just hours after the government said it was ready to restart peace talks.

UN refugee agency UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie said the global community had been "shamefully slow" and urged the UN Security Council to find a negotiated end to the war.

Both the coalition and rebels stand accused of acts that could amount to war crimes, and the Saudi-led coalition has been blacklisted by the United Nations for the maiming and killing of Yemeni children in air raids.

Without resolution to ongoing conflict, Yemen could face world's "worst famine" for decades, Antonio Guterres says.

"The only way to enable refugees to return home, and to bring down the overall numbers worldwide, is to end conflicts themselves".

The latest fighting comes a day after the Yemeni government said it welcomed efforts to restore peace following calls by key U.S. officials and the UN's envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths for warring parties to come to the table "within a month".

An estimated 10,000 people have been killed. Saudi Arabia's alleged human rights violations are not limited to that country but have expanded beyond its borders, since there is an endless war in Yemen.

A previous attempt to take the city in June ran into difficulties and was halted ahead of UN-led peace consultations in Geneva which collapsed in September after the Houthis failed to show up.

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