The fighting must stop – to create a space for peace

Attacking Hodeida city, after its airport, would be a far greater threat to Yemeni civilians

Publication date: 20 June 2018
Author: Debbie Hillier, Edmund Cairns

On 13 June 2018, The Saudi- and UAE-led coalition launched an attack on Hodeida, Yemen’s lifeline port. One week on, the Coalition has ignored all warnings and combined forces have pressed ahead to take Hodeida airport. The advance must now stop and efforts be refocused on peace. Taking the battle to a densely-populated city will have a much higher humanitarian toll.