UN warns Saudi attack on Yemen’s Hudaydah could displace thousands



The UN has warned that a Saudi attack on Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah could displace half a million civilians.

"Between 100,000 and half a million people could be displaced as the conflict and humanitarian situation continue to worsen," said Shabia Mantoo, the spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, on Wednesday.

"The humanitarian situation alone continues to worsen even without the conflict intensifying," Mantoo added.

Despite repeated assaults and heavy bombardments, Saudi Arabia has failed to seize the strategic port. On March 19, Riyadh called for jurisdiction over Hudaydah to be transferred to the UN, a move which the world body rejected.



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