Reported Killed in Missile Attack in Saudi Arabia

3 Reported Killed in Missile Attack in Saudi Arabia

3 Reported Killed in Missile Attack in Saudi Arabia

"We are, at the present moment, in intense consultation", Guterres told reporters on Monday.

The three-year stalemated war has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more than three million. "I hope that it will be possible to avoid a battle for Hudeida", Guterres said.

The Department for International Development (Dfid) warned international aid groups on Saturday that diplomatic negotiations to avert the attack were failing. "We have dozens of United Nations staff still in Hudeidah", Lowcock said. Turki Malki, said that the missile was targeting the city of Yanbu, however, it was reportedly destroyed causing no damage or injuries.

The United Nations relocated members of its global staff from Hodeidah on Monday.

During his meeting with Yemen's new Foreign Minister Khaled Alyemany, Mr Guterres stressed that "everyone should redouble efforts to find a political solution and avoid a fierce, bloody battle for Al Hodeidah", UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed concern at the situation in Hudeida and called on all parties to "honour their commitments to working with the United Nations".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that he had spoken with Emirati leaders and urged them to work with the United Nations to ensure "the free flow of humanitarian aid and life-saving commercial imports" through Hodeida.

"Our message is clear. if this assault happens then it would be very hard to imagine how hard the situation the people in Yemen, particularly in Hodeidah, will be in", said Muhsin Siddiqui, country director of Oxfam.

Other missiles have been intercepted by air defences this month.

The United Nations has warned that up to 250,000 people were at risk if the coalition moves ahead with an all-out offensive to take the port, which is a major entry point for commercial supplies and aid. "The US has begged Saudi/UAE coalition not to attack the humanitarian aid port of Hudaydah".

"'We are concerned that in the midst of a Senate effort to exercise its constitutional authority to end unauthorized hostilities - including USA targeting and refueling assistance for Saudi-led airstrikes against Yemen's Houthis - the Pentagon may have concealed key information from members of Congress regarding the full extent of on-the-ground USA military participation in the Saudi coalition-led war", the letter adds.

He cited the possibility that the United States could potentially do more on humanitarian relief, if asked, but said "right now we have not been asked to do more than what we're already doing".

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