“Serious” humanitarian situation in Yemen city

23 March 2016

The humanitarian situation in the besieged Yemeni city of Taizz has been described as “serious” by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

The agency said 13 of its trucks laden with blankets, mattresses and other relief items arrived there on Sunday after being blocked over the last nine months.

A year-long conflict between government forces and Houthi rebels has devastated the country, leaving some 80 per cent of the population in need of relief assistance.

Basma Baghall has been speaking with UNHCR’s Mogib Hassan who’s based in the region.

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