Amid Humanitarian Crisis, U.S. and Britain Call for a Cease-Fire in Yemen

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A Yemeni girl displaced from Hodeida province stands on September 30, 2018 next to a shell-pocked wall inside a damaged house where her family sought refuge earlier this year in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taez. - The conflict has triggered what the UN describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with three-quarters of the population, or 22 million people in need of humanitarian aid. (AHMAD AL-BASHA/AFP/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, the United States and Britain called for a complete ceasefire in the Yemen civil war and for United Nations-led peace talks to start next month. Three years into the war, the situation in Yemen is being deemed the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in history. Unicef reports that 80 percent of all children in the country are now in need of humanitarian aid, and the UN has found that half of the country is at risk of famine. We'll get the latest on the conflict.


Hussein Mohsen, co-founder, Yemen Relief Project