>> Extreme hunger may have killed an estimated 85,00 Yemeni children under five years old. During the last three and a half years of war. This stark assessment by Save the Children is based on UN data. For every child killed by bombs and bullets, and there have been many, dozens die by hunger and disease.
And the charity says it's entirely preventable. Yemen's conflict has unleashed the world's most urgent humanitarian crisis. And the scale of the suffering has led to a push for renewed peace efforts. The UN special envoy touching down in the capital
Wednesday to meet the Iran-aligned Houthi movement that controls the city.
A Saudi led coalition backed by western countries intervened in Yemen's civil war in 2015. But it has since entered a military stalemate, focusing on wresting control of the main port city of Hodeidah from the Houthis. Last week, both sides halted the fighting in Hodeidah. But it has started up again over the past few nights, as each side tries to consolidate its position.
Hodeidah is an entry point for more than 80% of Yemen's food imports and aid. And humanitarian groups warn that an all-out assault on the city could make things even worse for the millions of Yemenis on the brink of famine.