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Published Date: Monday 9 March 2020 - 10:16:11
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War-torn Yemen at a 'critical juncture', warns UN

War-torn Yemen at a 'critical juncture', warns UN
World  - Yemen is at a crossroads, the United Nations' envoy to the war-torn country has said, as tens of thousands of people flee the northern province of Al-Jawf after fierce clashes.


"Yemen is, in my view, at a critical juncture: we will either silence the guns and resume the political process, or we will slip back into large-scale conflict," Martin Griffiths said during a visit to Marib province.

"Fighting needs to stop now. Military adventurism and the quest for territorial gains are futile," he told reporters, according to a transcript provided by his office.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said the fighting between the warring parties in Al-Jawf has displaced tens of thousands of people to Marib province.

"The ICRC and the Yemen Red Crescent Society have helped around 70,000 people, or 10,000 families, by providing food, tents, blankets, jerrycans, basins and hygiene kits," the agency said in a statement on Saturday.

"In Al-Jawf governorate, increased clashes have hampered efforts to help patients and those in need."

The loss of the strategic city of Al-Hazm means the rebels now threaten oil-rich Marib.

At least 2,100 displaced families reached Marib on March 1, the UN humanitarian coordination agency OCHA said last week.

Al-Jawf has been mostly controlled by the Houthis, but its capital - only 150 kilometres (90 miles) south of the border with Saudi Arabia - had been in the hands of the government.

 

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Published Date: Monday 9 March 2020 - 10:16:11
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