UN coordinator: Thousands of Yemenis live in fear of fighting in Hodeidah

UN coordinator: Thousands of Yemenis live in fear of fighting in Hodeidah

Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni civilians are living in a state of terror as a result of fighting in the western province of Hodeidah, UN humanitarian coordinator Liz Grandy said Thursday.

"The situation has deteriorated dramatically in the last few days in Hodeidah province because of the fighting," Grande said in a statement, noting that "hundreds of thousands of civilians are terrified by the shelling."

"Residents of Hodeidah are struggling to survive, and more than 25 percent of children in the province are malnourished," she said.

"There are 900,000 people in the province who are desperate to get food, while 90,000 pregnant women are in great danger because of the situation," the UN official said.

"Families in Hodeidah need everything, such as food, money, healthcare, water, sanitation, emergency supplies, and specialized support, while many need shelters," she added.


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