Ceasefire Takes Effect in Hudaydah after Altercation
The altercation continued for many hours, after the outset of the UN-mediated truce at midnight. However, locals stated that the situation is presently peaceful in the area. Martin Griffiths, UN envoy stated the drive appears to be working till now.
The fight for Hudaydah endangered the operation of the port, which is vital for the delivery of aid supplies. Half of the war-torn nation’s population which is around 14 million people is on the verge of famine and a supposed 85,000 children might have died from malnutrition.
Yemen has been destroyed by a conflict that heightened in early 2015, when the Houthis took control of much of the west of the nation, which includes the capital Sanaa, and compelled President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to escape abroad.
Frightened by the growth of a group which was considered as an Iranian proxy, Saudi Arabia and eight other Arab states mediated in an endeavor to reconstruct the government. However, Nit wasn’t expected that the truce would be a smooth and simple one. However, still both sides do not trust each other and is thinking that the other party is considering a military solution.
The armistice in the city of Hudaydah and the ports of Hudaydah, Ras Issa, and Saif was first declared last week after talks in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm. However, it was delayed by several days because of strong fighting.
There were fitful fights along the front lines in Hudaydah city, with Yemeni officials charging the Houthis of taking out artillery attacks. However, residents stated that by dawn the altercation had come to an end.