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Yemenis drop off boxes of humanitarian aid provided by the Emirati Red Crescent in the coastal town of Mujailis, south of the city of Hodeida, on June 6, 2018. (Photo by NABIL HASSAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read NABIL HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Coalition Expects to Seize Yemen Port City Before Humanitarian Crisis

The Saudi-led coalition reportedly said this week it can seize Yemen’s main port city of Hodeida from the Iran-allied Houthi rebels quickly enough to avoid interrupting aid to millions and triggering the famine that the United Nations fears would befall the region if the offensive continues.

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Cruz Roja: Efectos de Narco Violencia en Frontera Similares a los de Zonas de Guerra

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas — Escuelas vacías y temor en las calles fue lo que encontraron representantes de internacionales de la Cruz Roja durante su visita a esta ciudad fronteriza la cual lleva meses siendo azotada por una guerra entre carteles donde el uso de lanzagranadas, metralletas y vehículos blindados es algo de todos los días.

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UN Upgrades Yemen to Highest Level on Humanitarian Emergency Scale

The United Nations has upgraded the humanitarian crisis in Yemen to a Level 3 emergency, the most dire possible scenario on the UN scale. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is calling for an immediate ceasefire to allow for food, water, and medicine to enter the nation, as more than 80% of the population is entirely dependent on foreign aid to live.