Yemeni soldiers reclaim Traez, UN warns against famine.
Syeda Faiza Bukhari (Correspondent)
On Saturday, Yemini government forces fought and conquered rebel-held presidential palace on southwestern province of Traez, which had been in control of the Houthis rebels who are backed by UN President Rabbu Mansour Hadis. This palace is under the control of Iran-backed Houthis who are allied with former soldiers loyal to the president Ali Saleh.
According to the military resources, after the clash 19th rebels had been killed over past 24 hours. They further reported that eight soldiers died during the same period as army closed in and on the presidential palace.
United Nation has warned 17 million people or two third of the population face a serious threat of famine this year, according to Dawn newspaper report on 4th June 2017.
“Every year 30 million people die of hunger, more than half of them children under five. 780 million people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition. By the end of this decade these figures will have doubled”, as per UN report.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), “8,000 people are killed during these clashes and wounded are in ten thousands, more than 500 people died of cholera and other 55,220 left ill in recent weeks in the second outbreak of the deadly infection in less than a year in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world”.
A desperate call in need of an urgent response in Yemen is required. Close to 20 million people in three African countries and Yemen are at the risk of famine, a WHO official said