Yemen blockade must be "completely lifted"

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By Catherine Hardy  with Reuters
Millions could die in Yemen if blockade is not completely lifted
Millions could die in Yemen if blockade is not completely lifted

The UN is once more calling for the Saudi-led military coalition to fully lift its blockade on Yemen.

Humanitarian officials say up to eight million people are living on the brink of famine.

"The blockade has been partially wound down but not fully wound down. It needs to be fully wound down if we are to avoid an atrocious humanitarian tragedy involving the loss of millions of lives, the like of which the world has not seen for many decades," the UN Humanitarian aid chief Mark Lowcock says.