United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick (C)speaks during a press conference in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on January 23, 2016. / AFP / MOHAMMED HUWAIS
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The U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen called Saturday for regular humanitarian access to parts of the battleground city of Taez that are besieged by Iran-backed rebels.U.N. children's fund (UNICEF) representative Julien Harneis, who also went to Taez, told reporters that the conditions of displaced people in areas near the city were "absolutely terrible".More than 5,800 people have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led bombing campaign against rebels began in March, about half of them civilians, according to the United Nations.
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