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>> Some rare good news for Yemen. Crucial humanitarian aid shipments flooding in through Hodeidah Port. Yemen's warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the city, a vital supply line for millions. But the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels who control the port and Saudi-backed government forces have agreed to pull back.
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For people on the brink of famine, it's not the moment too soon.>> This is not enough, it's barely enough for a month. It might last 27 or 28 days even while we're being careful. But there are no jobs, nothing to cover our needs, this war has destroyed everything in its path.
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>> The breakthrough came on Thursday, at the close of a week of UN-brokered talks in Sweden.>> And to improve the living conditions for millions of Yemenis. Hodeidah became the focus of Yemen's nearly four year civil war this year, after the Saudi led coalition launched an defensive to seize it.
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The Red Sea Port is the main entry point for imports and aid for two-thirds of the country's population. Yemen is home to the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Now there's hope the ceasefire might herald a more permanent end to fighting that has driven many from their homes and into a daily struggle for food and medical care.
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This hospital is close to Hodeidah's frontline.>> I visit the place, it's crowded. A lot of people need the access to this hospital. During all the hostilities, the hospital managed to stay open. It stayed functional.>> Saudi Arabia and its ally the UAE have come under pressure to end the conflict.
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Rights groups say thousands of civilians have perished in their air strikes. Next, international monitors will be deployed to Hodeidah and the warring parties should hold a second round of peace talks in January.