At least seven children and two women were killed in Yemen, the UN confirmed after field reports from Hajjah. The Saudi-led coalition has said it will investigate "the possibility of an accident.”
A brutal five-year conflict, drop in foreign aid, widespread malnutrition and a deadly pandemic have combined to form a humanitarian disaster in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition starts a new operation.
A Saudi-led coalition joint force will monitor a ceasefire between separatists, backed by UAE, and the Hadi administration in Abyan province, where fighting has raged over the past six months.
Houthis' health minister said the government had been transparent about the number of confirmed cases and those who have recovered.
The cemetery workers who bury them don't know what killed the newly deceased. But there's no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden – likely from the coronavirus.
Earlier, the rebels announced they would release 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, under UN's supervision as part of peace initiative.
Houthi and medical officials say the detention centre was holding at least 170 people when it was hit.
UN war crimes investigators said an independent panel sent a secret list to UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet identifying "individuals who may be responsible for international crimes" in the country.
The claim to have "liberated" Qatabah city in Yemen’s southern Dhale province comes as fighting escalated in the region over the past few weeks.
Warring parties exchanged fire on Sunday into Monday as the UN seeks to prop up a ceasefire in the key port city Hudaida, a lifeline for millions at risk of starvation after five years of bombing of Houthi rebels by a Saudi-led coalition.
The Saudi-led coalition has launched a series of air strikes against targets in Yemen's capital Sanaa as the UN struggles to implement a peace deal reached last month.
United Nations Security Council unanimously approves deployment of more observers in a mission to solidify a ceasefire between Houthi rebels and government forces in flashpoint port city.
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