Airstrikes by Saudi-led forces struck an al-Najjar mosque and a school in Yemeni city of Hodaida, killing and injuring at least 29 civilians, including seven children, a Yemeni minister said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, residents of Hajjah province in the north-east of the country said Saudi-led airstrikes killed several people near the town of Marib on Sunday. The bombs struck a farming village, which comes just a day after they were reported to have struck a mosque in the same province.
The Saudi-led coalition is battling Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Meanwhile, the United Nations is now warning that almost half of Yemen’s population is facing the threat of famine.
An emergency food summit is due to be held in Rome later this week that hopes to draw together countries to get nations to assist in the humanitarian and food crisis in Yemen.
The call comes after the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ aid agency, OCHA, said that at least 1.2 million Yemenis are at risk of famine, mainly due to drought. However, over 1.5 million others – including 923,000 children – are already suffering from malnutrition, and more than 15 million people – nearly half the country’s population – are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
Violence across Yemen has hit some 1,420 civilians in the last six months, according to OCHA, while the situation in Aden is worsening and deadly air strikes continue to target the civilian population.