Yemenis gather next to a water tank to collect water in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on May 12, 2018. / AFP / ABDO HYDER
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Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been fleeing Hudaida as fighting intensifies on frontlines near the Houthi-held western province, Amnesty International said Thursday, warning that "the worst is yet to come" if the war reaches urban areas.The United Nations puts the number of displaced along Yemen's western coast in recent months at some 100,000 people, most of them from Hudaida, the second most populated province, the rights group said.The war in Yemen that has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced 3 million and pushed the impoverished country to the verge of starvation.Civilians from Zabid, Al-Jarahi, Hays and Al-Khoukhah, around 150 kilometers south of Hudaida city, told the rights group that they and many others fled to the southern port city of Aden, where the Yemeni government has a presence.
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