Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

A Saudi-led coalition offensive launched on June 12 to take control of the Red Sea port city from the Iran-aligned Houthis has displaced thousands of Yemenis.

The United Nations fears the offensive on Hodeidah, whose port is a lifeline for millions of Yemenis, risks exacerbating a humanitarian crisis in which 8.4 million people are believed to be on the verge of starvation.

Many Yemenis who have fled their homes and farms in and around Hodeidah to head north to the Houthi-held capital Sanaa or to safer areas along the western coast and the southern port city of Aden say they are struggling to survive. (Reuters)

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<p>Boys look as a woman displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah makes bread at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

Boys look as a woman displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah makes bread at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>A girl displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah looks from behind a door of her family shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

A girl displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah looks from behind a door of her family shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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<p>A man displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah carries mattresses he received from the local Mona Relief charity in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

A man displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah carries mattresses he received from the local Mona Relief charity in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand in their shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand in their shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>A woman displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah makes bread at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

A woman displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah makes bread at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>Boys stand outside a shelter of people displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

Boys stand outside a shelter of people displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand in their shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand in their shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>People displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah sit at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

People displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah sit at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand outside their shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand outside their shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>People displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah carry mattresses they received from the local Mona Relief charity in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

People displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah carry mattresses they received from the local Mona Relief charity in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>People displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah sit at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

People displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah sit at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

<p>Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) </p>
Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive

Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen July 18, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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