UN says it could help 3 million in Yemen if a pause holds

The latest attempt at a humanitarian pause in Yemen “has not been respected by any party to the conflict,” the UN humanitarian chief said Tuesday, adding that a plan to reach 3 million Yemenis with aid is ready to go if only the fighting would stop.

Stephen O’Brien briefed the Security Council and repeated the call for an “unconditional freeze” in the months-long fighting between a Saudi-led coalition and Shiite Houthi rebels in the Arab world’s poorest country. A five-day humanitarian pause announced by the Saudi-led coalition quickly fell apart early Monday. An earlier pause announced this month by the UN also failed.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4685164,00.html

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