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Yemen: "Sustained hostilities in Hudaydah city would be catastrophic and must be avoided"

02 Aug 2018
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Giles Clarke/OCHA

Conflict in Hudaydah Governorate has escalated significantly, the Director of OCHA's Operations and Advocacy Division, John Ging, told the UN Security Council today.

"Earlier today, we received reports that attacks had occurred around the entrance to one of the few functioning public hospitals in Hudaydah and an adjacent fish market, causing civilian casualties," he said, before adding that in the city, which was an epicentre of last year’s devastating cholera outbreak, cholera infections are currently rising.

Read the full statement