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Houthi Rebels and Saudi-Led Coalition Agree to Two-Month Ceasefire in Yemen

HeadlineApr 04, 2022

The United Nations has brokered a two-month truce in Yemen, the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels both agreed to halt all offensive operations inside Yemen and across its borders. Fuel ships are now being allowed to enter into Hodeidah ports, and the airport in Sana’a is reopening. Over the past six years, the U.N. estimates the war in Yemen has killed nearly 400,000 people — many from hunger. Residents in Yemen have welcomed the halt to the fighting.

Khaled Ali: “We are very optimistic about the truce, but we suffer from a dire economic situation. Prices are high — the price of oil derivatives, the price of food commodities. With the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan, there are families who cannot even provide the necessary food.”

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