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Yemeni government and UN address humanitarian crisis

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Yemeni government and UN address humanitarian crisis

Aden, Yemen, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Yemeni authorities addressed the serious humanitarian crisis this Arab country is facing, with representatives of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross, Saba news agency reported.
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According to the source, Minister of Health and Population, Dr. Qassem Buhaibeh, explained to UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen David Gressly the health situation the central city of Marib, target of an offensive by the Houthi rebels, is facing.

Meanwhile, Parliament Speaker Sultan Al-Barakani discussed the same issue over the phone with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg.

During that meeting, MPs Abdulkarim Shaiban, Abdulsalam al-Dahbali, Ali al-Worafi and Mohammed al-Asali talked about the crimes and violations committed by the rebels, Saba informed.

Upon arriving in Taiz on Monday, Grundberg called on all parties in the conflict to start peace talks to put an end to the war.

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, approximately 20 million people, two-thirds of Yemen’s population, need humanitarian assistance and 80 percent live below the poverty level.

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