The rebels in Yemen have begun, according to the United Nations (UN) with the withdrawal from the port of Hudaida. As a UN representative said on Saturday, left the first fighters of the Houthi rebels, at midnight, the strategically important port on the Red sea.

The Saudi Arabia-supported government forces of Yemen have surrounded Hudaida, the port is for the supply of millions of Yemenis crucial.

In Yemen for 2015, a war between Saudi Arabia and other Arab States supported the forces of President Abd Rabbo Mansur Hadi and the Shiite Houthi rebels, which Iran is.

10,000 people

According to UN, killed details have been killed in the conflict already more than 10,000 people, among them thousands of civilians. In the country the worst humanitarian crisis according to the UN, worldwide.

the parties to The conflict in Yemen had agreed at peace talks in Sweden on a ceasefire, the Houthi rebels controlled the Western Yemeni port city through which much of the aid to the starving population comes into the country.

Also now begun withdrawal of fighters from the town and port of Hudaida, it was agreed at the beginning of December in Sweden. The ceasefire in place since the 18th century. December, was the first, however, fragile. Both sides made each other for the violations responsible.


A UN observer mission headed by the Dutch Ex-General Patrick Cammaerts is now to monitor the observance of the ceasefire. Cammaerts had arrived on Saturday of last week in Yemen. On Wednesday, he came in Hudaida to the first talks with representatives of the government and the rebels.

The new agreement is regarded as the first breakthrough in efforts to end four years ago, ongoing civil war. In January will be set out in a further round of talks, the framework for a comprehensive peace.

The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels control most of the country, including Hodeidah and the capital Sanaa. The Saudi Arabia-based government has withdrawn to Aden.

with the war, the food supply is broken, tangled in many places: In Yemen, more than eight million people suffer from Hunger, according to the UN, 14 million are threatened with Hunger.


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