"Golden opportunity" to resolve Yemen crisis as opposition arrives in Geneva

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed is leading consultations in the Swiss city. Photo: OCHA/David Gough

Efforts to end the fighting in Yemen pressed ahead in Geneva on Tuesday with confirmation that the delayed opposition delegation has at last arrived in the Swiss city.

UN spokesperson Ahmad Fawzi said it was "a golden opportunity" to resolve the crisis, although there's still some uncertainty about which members of the newly arrived delegation will take part in the ongoing consultations.

Meanwhile, UN agencies reported rising numbers of fatalities and an impending and spreading humanitarian catastrophe 80 days after fighting escalated in the Arabian peninsula nation.

Daniel Johnson reports from Geneva.

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