>> The largest battle Yemen's three year Civil War is carrying into another day. And Saudi led forces are reportedly advancing, but you wouldn't know it from these images. Reuters and other media outlets are having major difficulties observing the front line of the city of Hudaydah. The Houthis, who control the city and practically every other population center, escorted us on the second day of fighting, but well away from the action.
Instead, we see people going about their lives.>>
> The situation is uncertain, but we say thank God the generous people and the humanitarian agencies are extremely helpful, and I'll supporting with four people.>> At the front we know it's a different reality. Arab war planes and warships have pounding Houti positions as a Saudi led coalition tries to seize the main port.
The prize of the fight and the main cord of for humanitarian excess. The United Nation's struggling to avert disruption to the port, the main lifeline for food aid to a country where 8.4 million people are on the verge of starvation. One witness Royter spoke with by phone told us the Naval bombardments and air strikes were terrifying.
And that some families were trying to flee into the country side. With Yemen on the brink of mass starvation, the UN says a quarter million people could die in this battle or it's aftermath. The Saudi's say they aim to capture the port and make it easier for ships to dock there.
They've squeezed excess for quite a while intercepting cargo ships they say could be smuggling weapons to the Houtis who rely on the port as their main source of income