3.3M Yemenis in ‘catastrophic humanitarian need’

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    CNN’s Becky Anderson speaks with International Rescue Committee CEO David Miliband about the catastrophic conditions in Yemen. Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat announced a UN-backed proposal to end the six-year conflict in Yemen, including an offer of a ceasefire and the lifting of a Saudi-imposed sea and air blockade on the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

    This proposal follows a recent CNN investigation which revealed that not a single oil tanker has been able to dock in the Houthi-controlled port of Hodeidah this year because of the blockade enforced by Saudi warships. CNN’s investigation triggered calls from the UN Yemen Envoy Martin Griffiths and WFP Chief David Beasley for Saudi Arabia to lift its blockade and allow fuel into the country.

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