The conflict in Yemen began in 2015 and is largely seen as a proxy war between Saudi, who leads a coalition that backs the Yemeni government, and Iran, who backs the Houthi rebel movement. It says over 50,000 children are believed to have died in 2017.
According to Politico, the resolution "publicly acknowledges the Pentagon has been sharing targeting information and refueling warplanes that Saudi Arabia and other allies are using to attack Houthi rebels".
The UN's World Food Programme warned that current stocks of rice will run out in 111 days and wheat in 97.
The coalition said it closed the ports and borders to stop the flow of arms from Iran to the Houthis.
After two years of a devastating war, the Houthis still control much of Yemen's north while the south falls under the embattled President of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, whose government is recognized by the global community and who is supported by the Saudi-led coalition. Murphy explained in the detail the agonizing death from cholera that many in Yemen have already suffered and noting that "by the end of the year there will be 1 million people diagnosed with cholera".Читайте также: Gareth Southgate reveals Chelsea star Danny Drinkwater declined England call-up
The UN officials said more than 20 million people, including 11 million children, are in need of urgent assistance, with 7 million totally dependent on food assistance.
"Even with a partial lifting of the blockade, the World Food Program estimates that an additional 3.2 million people will be pushed into hunger. If left untreated, 150,000 malnourished children could die within the coming months", the three major aid agencies said in their statement Thursday, significantly adding to the figure presented by Save the Children.
The House vote came a day before the top United Nations aid official in Yemen called on the Saudi-led coalition to open all Yemen's sea ports urgently, saying it risked undoing the fight against cholera and hunger, with 7 million already in "famine-like conditions".
United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Guterres welcomes the reopening of the port in the city of Aden but says this "will not meet the needs of 28 million Yemenis".
The reported airstrike on Sanaa airport came as flights resumed to the airport in the government-held southern city of Aden, after the coalition granted permission for them to resume.
The closure of rebel-held ports was "making an already catastrophic situation far worse", they added.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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