20 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on fish market in Yemen

  • 20 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on fish market in Yemen

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on fish market in Yemen

However, a coalition spokesman said the Houthi militia was behind the deaths of civilians in Hudaida, according to Al Arabiya TV. At least 10,000 people have died in the conflict since 2014 and over than 100,000 children have died from extreme hunger and starvation, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday.

"These airstrikes are putting innocent civilians at extreme risk", Lise Grande, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said in a statement.

During the protest, the president of the Houthi Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, said the Yemeni army and popular committees were able to hit targets of all the member countries of the Saudi-led coalition, even if they were underground.

Twenty-six people were killed and 35 others were wounded in Saudi-led coalition air strikes on the fishing port and fish market in the Yemeni city of Hudaydah, Yemeni medical sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Northern Yemen has never had an oral cholera vaccination campaign, but 3,000 healthworkers plan to vaccinate more than 500,000 people over the next three days in and around the city of Hodeidah, the Arabian Peninsula country's main port and a key element in United Nations plans for a political solution to the war.

"This is a tragic reminder that in Yemen the worldwide humanitarian law - in place to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure in times of war - continues to be broken on a daily basis".

Saudi forces have been trying to capture Hodeidah since mid-June.

The coalition has been at war with the Iran-aligned rebels, known as Houthis, since March 2015.

Calling on the parties to avoid any actions that would worsen the humanitarian catastrophe in the country and undermine a political solution, he urged them to create a favorable environment for a political process.

Griffiths called on the parties "to create a conducive environment to allow for this to happen".

On Tuesday, the Houthis offered a unilateral two-week ceasefire in the Red Sea to the Saudi-led coalition.

"This is shocking", she said of the attacks.

He has been pushing to bring the warring parties to restart peace talks.

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"The attack targeted one of the city's main hospitals on the same day as the planned launch of a Cholera vaccination drive, and as the UN Special Envoy briefed the Security Council in NY".