Yemen's ancient city of Zabid at risk as fighting nears | Yemen News | Al Jazeera

Yemen's ancient city of Zabid at risk as fighting nears

Residents and international organisations fear that fighting between Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels could damage the UNESCO World Heritage site beyond repair.

    The International Red Cross has called on all sides in the Yemen conflict not to shell one of the country's oldest towns.

    Zabid is a United Nations World Heritage site, but there are fears many of its historic buildings will be reduced to rubble.

    Al Jazeera's Barbara Angopa reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.