Civilians Killed in Houthi Shelling of Saudi Arabia’s Jazan

Civilians Killed in Houthi Shelling of Saudi Arabia’s Jazan

Guterres, the United Nations chief, said there has been a recent "lull in the fighting" to allow for discussions and hopefully avoid a battle.

Impoverished Yemen has been wracked by violence since 2014, when the Shia Houthi group overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa.

During the closed session, Griffiths was to brief council members by video-conference from Amman along with United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock.

The coalition backing Yemen government troops has been closing in on Hodeida after accusing Houthi rebels of smuggling weapons through the port.

Turki Al-Malki, spokesman of the Coalition forces supporting legitimacy in Yemen, said that debris from the missile landed in residential areas in Jazan city without causing casualties.

Al-Maliki said residents have welcomed the advancing government forces through such gestures like removing sectarian graffiti from walls of liberated towns and cities in Saada as well as the port of Hodeidah.

Iran-backed Huthi rebels have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against neighbouring Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition that has fought the insurgents since 2015.

A broader United Nations peace plan calls on the Houthis to give up their missiles in return for an end to a coalition bombing campaign and a transitional governance deal, according to a draft document and sources.

"We are, at the present moment, in intense consultation", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Monday.

He also announced that humanitarian shipment permits were being granted regularly, and that humanitarian aid has been flowing continuously into all parts of Yemen.

Burt said: "The UN special envoy has previously expressed concern that conflicts in Hodeidah could take peace off the table "in a single stroke".

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on all parties "to honor their commitments to work with the U.N".

The port handles most of the country's commercial imports and aid supplies to provide a lifeline for millions of Yemenis.

"Seven million people are completely reliant every month on food and other assistance from humanitarian organizations so Hodeidah is absolutely central to the preserving of life and if for any period, Hodeidah were not to operate effectively, the consequences in humanitarian terms would be catastrophic", said UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock at a press briefing Monday.

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