The death toll from Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Thursday increased to 52, the city's Health Office said in a statement obtained by Xinhua.
Lise Grande, UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, earlier said hundreds of thousands of people depend on Al-Thawra, the country´s largest hospital.
Bodies of people killed are laid out in plastic bags at the hospital in Hodeidah on Thursday.
Relatives of victims gather around their bodies outside a hospital morgue after an air strike hit a fish market in Hudaida, Yemen.
Turki al-Malki, told the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya satellite news channel that it didn't carry out any attacks on Hodeida and blamed the attacks on the rebels, known as Houthis.
On June 13, the coalition began a major offensive to retake Hodeidah city from the rebels.
"The coalition follows a strict and transparent approach based on the global law".
"These consultations will provide the opportunity for the parties, among other things, to discuss the framework for negotiations, relevant confidence-building measures and specific plans for moving the process forward", said Griffiths.Читайте также: North Korea has not stopped nuclear, missile program: confidential UN report
Yemen's war has killed almost 10,000 people and triggered what the United Nations calls the world's largest single humanitarian crisis.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Sunni Muslim allies have been fighting in Yemen with Western backing for more than three years against the Iran-aligned Houthis.
The conflict in Yemen began when the Houthis seized the capital Sanaa in 2014 and forced the internationally recognized government to flee to Aden.
The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's internationally recognized government has sought to expand control over rebel-held areas along Yemen's west coast, particularly in the vital Red Sea port city of Hodeida, the main entry point for food in a country teetering on the brink of starvation.
On Tuesday, the Houthis said they were unilaterally halting attacks in the Red Sea for two weeks to support peace efforts. The port is the sole source of aid for northern Yemen, and is believed to supply food for around 8.4 million Yemenis.
The fighting around Hodeida has raised United Nations fears of a new humanitarian catastrophe in a country already standing at the brink of starvation and gripped by a deadly cholera epidemic.
"Every day this week we have seen new cholera cases in Hodeidah, and now this".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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