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The Saudi and UAE-led Coalition has intensified its assault towards Hudaydah’s city and port, with devastating consequences for civilians. If fighting continues and the main roads out of the city are blocked, hundreds of thousands of people could be trapped in Hudaydah without access to adequate food, water and medical care. All sides in the conflict are causing harm to civilians – for example, airstrikes are damaging water infrastructure, which has undermined water supplies to about 58,000 families.

This urgent briefing adds new evidence – from Oxfam’s interviews with civilians on the ground – to the warnings that the UN and others have already made. There must be an immediate cessation of all fighting, and a turn towards an inclusive peace process, engaging Yemen’s women, youth and civil society.

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