72-hour Yemen ceasefire welcome but not enough, say aid workers

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Humanitarians have warned that Yemen’s unfolding humanitarian catastrophe is largely forgotten and under-reported by media. Photo: OCHA/Charlotte Cans

A temporary halt to fighting in Yemen has been described by the UN aid workers as welcome, but not enough, as humanitarian teams try to deliver aid to hard-to-reach communities caught up in the conflict.

A 72-hour ceasefire is due to come into effect at midnight on Wednesday involving forces loyal to President Hadi Mansour and anti-government Houthi rebels.

Yemen is one of the poorest countries on earth and the 18-month-old conflict has had a terrible effect on its people, UN humanitarian coordinating agency OCHA has warned.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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