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UN urges immediate truce in five-year conflict in Yemen

As feuding sides fail to reconcile their differences, deadlock is likely to claim more innocent lives.

Yemen’s warring parties have welcomed United Nations calls for an immediate truce, as the conflict enters its sixth year.

The UN secretary-general has urged an end to hostilities, to focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

There has been a recent escalation in violence in Yemen, which is already facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports.