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Both sides in Yemen blames the other for breaking the ceasefire

the Night of Wednesday, there were reports of violations of the ceasefire negotiated by the UN at the meeting on the Johannesbergs castle outside Rimbo in the last week.

Huthiernas official tv channel al-Masirah accused the Saudistödda the troops on the regeringssidan to have artilleribeskjutit areas surrounding the airport in the city's southern outskirts. A Saudilojal news source reports that the huthimilis should have fired grenades against a hospital in a suburb.

in halvmiljonstaden Hodeidah. Far away, in the UN headquarters in New York, prepared the first meeting of the committee to monitor the ceasefire and withdrawal of weapons and military from Hodeidah.

The Dutch general Patrick Cammaert has been contracted to lead the committee, which shall consist of representatives of the huthierna and regeringssidan. Cammaert should be on the ground in Yemen at the end of this week. The first meeting if he passes by via video link.

the UN-general will have access to a smaller group of observers, exactly how many was not clear on Wednesday.

– It will not be about ”blue helmets” (armed personnel), said the UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

In the settlement that was concluded in Sweden, it was said that the warring parties in the seen again at the end of January to develop a framework for the negotiation of a more comprehensive peace agreement.

tentative moves forward to continue the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen to worsen. On Wednesday hit the international charity Oxfam alarm about life-threatening conditions for over 500,000 people who find themselves on the run from their home and which at its height has access to the provisional non-insulated shed.

the End of december and January are the coldest period in Yemen, with temperatures below zero degrees and the winds and rainfall that can lead to flooding.

– It is of the utmost importance that the ceasefire holds, so that the emergency relief reaches in the winter and that the yemenis who are struggling to survive, at least spared the fighting. The international community must continue to put pressure on the warring parties to put down arms and work towards a peaceful solution to the conflict, " says Muhsin Siddiquey, Oxfam's country director for Yemen.

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