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Besieged Aden desperately awaits Tuesday's humanitarian truce

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By Euronews
Besieged Aden desperately awaits Tuesday's humanitarian truce

<p>Tuesday’s five-day humanitarian ceasefire can’t come soon enough for the people of Aden. </p> <p>Weeks of aerial bombardments by Saudi-led coalition forces and street battles between Houthi rebels and loyalists of exiled President Abd.Rabbu Mansour Hadi have left the Yemeni port city on the brink of collapse.</p> <p>“No water, no electricity, the sewage is overflowing, our children’s bellies are swollen and we have no medicine, we have nothing,” cried one resident. </p> <p>Air strikes are continuing throughout much of the country as the Saudi-led coalition tries to restore the government of President Mansour Hadi. </p> <p>On Sunday in the capital Sana’a, the home of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was destroyed.</p> <p>It has also been reported that a Moroccan F-16 warplane, backing up the Saudi-led operation is missing.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en data-scribe-reduced-action-queue="><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The humanitarian crisis in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yemen?src=hash">#Yemen</a> is deepening. Access to food & water increasingly difficult. Via <a href="https://twitter.com/UNICEFmena"><code>UNICEFmena</a> <a href="http://t.co/CJqzSMi2Go">pic.twitter.com/CJqzSMi2Go</a></p>&mdash; UNICEF (</code>UNICEF) <a href="https://twitter.com/UNICEF/status/597102484121899008">May 9, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>