SANAA, Yemen | UN: Majority of locals in Yemen’s Hodeida fled amid clashes

9Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



SANAA, Yemen — The United Nations’ refugee agency says most of the population of Yemen’s Hodeida has been forced to flee amid a Saudi-led coalition offensive to take the key Red Sea port city from the country’s Shiite rebels.

Friday’s statement by UNHCR says nearly three quarters of Hodeida’s estimated 600,000 people have escaped since June. It says the figure underscores the dire situation in the port city, which serves as entry point for food and aid.

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