Assault on Hodeidah
Violence has erupted on the outskirts of the Houthi-held city of Hodeidah and UAE backed military forces are closing in on the city, which is home to Yemen’s largest port.
The impact of an attack on the city and its port would be catastrophic for Yemen’s children, who have already suffered so much over three years of brutal conflict.
Hodeidah has a population of nearly 600,000 people and 80% of Yemen’s food, fuel and medicine is imported through the port. Any closure would sever a vital supply line for millions of people, further obstructing access to food for a country already suffering through the world’s largest hunger crisis.
17.8 million people are currently in need of emergency food assistance. For millions already on the brink of starvation, this attack could trigger widespread death and famine.
We must act now to protect children who have already suffered so much and ensure they receive the vital support they need in this unrelenting conflict. We will continue to do everything we can to reach them. We have developed new routes to get vital aid into the country so we can continue to deliver life-saving programmes.