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Soon, the guns fall silent in Hodeidah

the Agreement between the government and the Huthirebellerna – reached last week after days of deliberations on american soil has been described as the most positive step taken in the Jemenkonflikten in several years. But the country, as have has been destroyed completely by the war, still have a long way to go to peace, which was confirmed by this weekend's clashes in the city of Hodeidah.

the Parties ' agreement, which was announced at the Johannesbergs castle, on Thursday, ruled that the guns would fall silent immediately in the port city, which is very important for the flow of humanitarian aid into the country. But during the weekend, there have been reports of air raids and clashes between the rebels and the saudiskstödda regeringssidan.

Martin Griffiths in the Sunday remind the parties of what they agreed, and urged them to immediately implement their obligations in accordance with the text of the stockholm convention.

Erik Ohlsson: the Fighting in Hodeidah shows the fragility of the peace agreement

And now it seems to be clear that the ceasefire should enter into force during the night on Tuesday, confirming an anonymous united nations official to the AFP news agency. Earlier, representatives of the parties and a UN source stated the same thing for the news agency Reuters.

Hodeidah tells over the telephone to AFP that they can hear the sporadic fighting in different parts of the city on Monday. Doctors without borders expresses, in turn, concern for the continuing violence.

”the Teams on the ground continue to treat victims of gunshots, bombs and air raids,” writes the organization on Twitter and calls upon all parties to the conflict to respect the presence of civilians and clinics.
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