Saudi-UAE troops in Yemen preparing for major offensive

The UN’s special envoy to Yemen is relaunching talks to try and end the war, as the Saudi-UAE coalition deploys thousands of soldiers to the main port city of Hodeidah.

The build-up has come alongside a series of coalition air raids on a base in Sanaa that Saudi Arabia claimed is used to launch missiles and drones.

Hodeidah, on the Red Sea, has served as a vital lifeline for humanitarian supplies into Yemen, where a deepening food crisis is affecting 11 million Yemeni children and the UN says 14 million Yemenis could face famine.

Al Jazeera’s Mohamad ElBardicy has this report.

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