Conflict plunging Yemen towards humanitarian disaster, says U.N.

April 6, 2015 2:18 PM

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Conflict plunging Yemen towards humanitarian disaster, says U.N.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's conflict is driving an already impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, displacing tens of thousands of families and exposing many more to the threat of disease and malnutrition, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Monday.

The Arabian Peninsula's poorest state has endured years of unrest, but nearly two weeks of war between rebel Houthi fighters and pro-government forces - backed by a Saudi-led campaign of air strikes - has put millions of people in danger.

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