Yemen is dealing with a major crisis.

Back up.

The country has been in a civil war for years. Saudi Arabia backs Yemen's gov forces while its regional rival Iran backs the Houthi rebels. The fighting has killed thousands, caused many to flee, crashed the country's currency, and spiked prices for things like food and gasoline.


What's the latest?

Earlier this year, a Saudi-led coalition tried to reclaim Hodeida – a major rebel-held port city, but fighting stalled during UN peace talk attempts. The Houthis didn't show up at peace talks organized this month, so the coalition relaunched its offensive. The problem: the city is a vital lifeline for civilians in need – around 70% of humanitarian aid passes through this port. The UN has warned that any major fighting in Hodeida would severely limit the country's access to food and other necessities.


Not good.

Nope. That's why this week, the charity organization Save the Children warned that about 5 million children are at risk of famine there. The UN has also said an assault on the port city could kill up to 250,000 people. And there are fears that without access to the area, the country is at risk of falling into another cholera outbreak.



Hodeida is the most important port city in Yemen for citizens to receive humanitarian aid. If this reported offensive cuts off even part of it, there could be catastrophic consequences for many civilians there.

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