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Yemen: Attack on Camp Kills 8 Civilians as Ceasefire Is Delayed

HeadlineJan 29, 2019

In northern Yemen, the U.N. said Monday that the shelling of a camp for displaced people killed eight civilians Saturday and wounded 30 others. An attack earlier this month in the same area killed six children and two women. U.N. officials are in Yemen for ongoing peace talks as a fragile ceasefire in Hodeidah, agreed to last month by Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed government forces, has been delayed.

Meanwhile, British aid agencies, including the Red Cross and Oxfam, have sounded the alarm on the situation in Yemen, calling for the international community to pay more attention to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and for the swift implementation of the ceasefire in the port of Hodeidah. This is Oxfam’s Awssan Kamal.

Awssan Kamal: “People are struggling to buy the daily rations to be able to feed their children. Women are having to travel vast distances to get the water. And fathers and mothers are having to make that choice where they have to marry their daughters at a younger age to be able to provide for the family.”

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