11 May 2019

First steps towards ceasefire in Yemen


Yemen’s Houthi forces have taken the first steps towards a UN-brokered cease-fire by withdrawing from three ports in the north of the country. The rebels have been fighting against Saudi-led coalition forces for the past four years, resutling in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

The United Nations has warned the death toll in the conflict could soar to nearly a quarter of a million by the end of this year.
Paraic O’Brien has more.