Yemen crisis

U.S. calls for Ramadan pause in Yemen conflict

The U.S. State Department on Thursday called for a “humanitarian pause” in the conflict in Yemen during Ramadan.

“A pause … would allow international aid organizations to deliver urgently needed food, medicine, and fuel to citizens throughout Yemen,” it said in a statement.

The United Nations on Wednesday had designated the war in Yemen as a Level 3 humanitarian crisis, its most severe category.

By Reuters