Yemen Peace Talks Set for September — UN Envoy

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Griffiths is planning to invite the two sides to Geneva in September for consultations aimed at convening peace talks, to "discuss a framework of negotiations and specific plans for moving the process forward".

In a statement issued late on Thursday, the ministry said the attacks, which targeted the city's Public al-Thawra Hospital and a busy fishing port, wounded at least 124 Yemenis.

"The airstrikes were carried out on ambulance cars at the entrance to the Al Thawra hospital". One woman at the protest said: "All the world knows what happens in Yemen and no country did anything for Yemen - didn't help. While the exact circumstances around the ground explosions are still unknown, this lack of respect for civilian life and civilian property is reprehensible", said Johannes Bruwer, the head of the ICRC delegation in Yemen.

Aid agencies have previously warned that any disruption to vital supplies coming through the key Red Sea port could affect millions of Yemenis, who rely on them to survive.

The Center also called for "full compliance with the provisions of worldwide humanitarian law", saying Houthis were in violation of this following the attack which killed dozens of civilians.

Ahmed Yehia, who witnessed the attack, said remains were scattered in the area of the strike.

"Hospitals are protected under worldwide humanitarian law".

"There is a war on children in Yemen - very few places are safe for a Yemeni child", she added.

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Last month they said they were pausing the assault to give United Nations mediation efforts a chance.

Riyadh recently halted oil shipment through the critical Bab al-Mandab strait in response to Houthi missiles striking Saudi oil tankers.

"Contrary to initial media reports and Houthi claims that attributed responsibility to Coalition airstrikes, the available evidence clearly demonstrates that the damage resulted from mortar shells fired from an area close to the impact sites", he said.

"Every day this week we have seen new cholera cases in Hodeida, and now this", Grande said.

"The impact of the strikes is appalling".

Yemen is the world's largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fueled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods.

Impoverished Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when Shia Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital, Sanaa, and Al Hudaydah.

The halt to retaliatory attacks in the Red Sea is aimed at "preserving the Yemeni bloods and in response to the regional and global moves and efforts aiming to bring peace", he noted.

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