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Al Jazeera 26 Mar 2020

UN urges immediate truce in five-year conflict in Yemen


Yemen's warring parties have welcomed United Nations calls for an immediate truce, as the conflict enters its sixth year.
The UN secretary-general has urged an end to hostilities, to focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
There has been a recent escalation in violence in Yemen, which is already facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports.

After surviving the Islamic State genocide in Sinjar, Iraq, in 2014 and being separated for five years, a Yazidi family of nine finally had a happy reunion in Germany. VOA's Mahmut Bozarslan filed this report from Midyat, Turkey.
Thursday marks five years since the beginning of Yemen's continuing civil war.
The Saudi-led coalition's involvement has had a devastating effect on the mental health of an entire generation of children, pushing some to the brink of depression.

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports.
East Africa is experiencing the worst desert locust invasion in 25 years, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, and the worst in Kenya for 70 years. Desert locusts have ravaged at least 11 of Kenya's 47 counties, leaving a trail of destruction on farmland. Experts say if the locust invasion is not checked, it could pose a serious threat to food security and livelihoods in the region. Rael Ombuor reports from Kitui County, Kenya.
Two UN-chartered planes carrying Yemenis in need of urgent medical care have left Sanaa for Jordan.
More than 30 people have been evacuated since Monday after the Saudi-led coalition eased restrictions on Sanaa airport for the first time in three years.
Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Amman, Jordan, where children are among those awaiting surgery.

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