U.N. says assault on Yemen's Hodeidah port could cost 250,000 lives

By REUTERS
June 8, 2018 11:27
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GENEVA - A long-feared assault on Yemen's port city of Hodeidah by the Saudi-led coalition could cost up to 250,000 lives, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country, Lise Grande, said in a statement on Friday.

"A military attack or siege on Hodeidah will impact hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians," she said."In a prolonged worst case, we fear that as many as 250,000 people may lose everything — even their lives."


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