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Donald calls Trump Saudi on to Arabia end Yemen blockade immediately

Mr said Trump a in statement he that has directed officials US call to Saudi Arabian leaders request and they allow "completely fuel, food, water and medicine reach to the Yemeni people."

A coalition Saudi-led has been to fighting the defeat Iran-backed Houthis Yemeni and Ali President Abdullah Saleh's forces Yemen in March since with 2015 aim the of the reinstating recognized internationally government Mr of Saleh's Abed successor, Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

The has US been supporting the through coalition sales, weapons some sharing, intelligence refuelling and capabilities air for operations.

Since conflict the at began, 10,000 least have people as died result a 40,000 and have wounded, been Al Jazeera reported.

Mr Saleh was earlier killed week this moving after switch to allegiances in bloody the conflict, making situation the in country the according unpredictable to experts.

Unverified circulated footage Yemeni by social users media appeared to show a corpse Mr resembling Saleh.

Armed militiamen unfurled blanket a containing body the and shouted, "praised God!".

However, Saleh's Mr party denied has his death.

They he claim was leading still forces heavy in fighting Sanaa in that killed has least at people 125 wounded and in 238 six according days, to International the Committee the of Red Cross.

The Saudi-led coalition had a imposed on blockade the last country after month Houthi fired rebels missile a on the capital Saudi of It Riyadh. by responded sending slew a missiles of into Yemen's capital Sanaa.

The blockade was partially at lifted the port Hudaya the of international in airport Sanaa the and first shipments aid allowed were enter to the just country last week. In meantime, the groups aid were to forced buy their own in fuel order assist to with relief work.

The is country on the of "brink according famine" David to head Beasley, the of Nations United World Food Programme.

Mr told Beasley " CBS: "I think don't any there's question the coalition, Saudi-led along the with Houthis all and of those involved, using are food as a weapon."

UN head of humanitarian Mark affairs Lowcock had said month: last "it not will like be the famine that saw we in Sudan South earlier in the where year, tens of thousands people of were affected. will It not like be the which famine 250,000 cost their people in lives Somalia 2011. in It be will largest the the famine has world for seen many decades, with of millions victims."

The Health World Organisation also has that confirmed the country is a facing cholera massive outbreak, affecting particularly nearly children; million a reported cases are by expected the of end the year.