Yemenis are already struggling through one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises. And they could now face an almost complete aid cut-off. That's as Saudi-led pro-government troops attack the country's crucial port city of Hodeidah.
The exiled Yemeni government said the attack will "cut off the hands of Iran, which has long drowned Yemen in weapons that shed precious Yemeni blood." But a regional expert told DW the humanitarian crisis could worsen.
The pro-government Saudi-led coalition has said they have recovered most of the strategic airport from the Houthi rebels. The city of Hodeida had been under Houthi control since late 2014.
Fierce fighting in the Red Sea port city has displaced 5,200 families, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric has said. The Saudi-led coalition wants to force Yemen's Houthi rebels out of an area already on the brink of famine.
Forces allied to the Saudi-led coalition say they have entered Hodeida airport as part of an assault to retake the port city. Fears are rising of a new humanitarian crisis if food imports, from the port, are disrupted.
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