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Yemen conflict “spells disaster for civilians,” say aid agencies

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: (Published 22 January 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q174
  1. Luke Taylor
  1. Bogota

Recent escalation of the conflict in Yemen is likely to worsen the humanitarian crisis in the country and could force aid groups to end their operations in the country, agencies have warned.

Several international aid groups had to stop working last week when the US and the UK began launching airstrikes on western Yemen in response to Houthi militants who are attacking commercial ships crossing the Red Sea.

Houthi leaders have said that they are targeting Israeli ships or ships headed to Israeli ports in solidarity with Palestine, after Israel began its assault on Hamas on 7 October 2023. Reports indicate that several ships with no ties to Israel have also been hit, however, …

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