"Serious" humanitarian situation in Yemen city

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The humanitarian crisis particularly affects the most vulnerable which includes the elderly, children, women and the disabled, many of whom rely entirely on humanitarian assistance. Photo: OCHA/Eman Al-Awami

The humanitarian situation in the besieged Yemeni city of Taizz has been described as "serious" by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

The agency said 13 of its trucks laden with blankets, mattresses and other relief items arrived there on Sunday after being blocked over the last nine months.

A year-long conflict between government forces and Houthi rebels has devastated the country, leaving some 80 per cent of the population in need of relief assistance.

Basma Baghall has been speaking with UNHCR's Mogib Hassan who's based in the region.

Duration: 3’41″

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