In this file photo taken on September 22, 2016 a general view of buildings destroyed during Saudi-led air strikes in the rebel-held Yemeni port city of Hodeida the previous day. (AFP / STRINGER)
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The U.N. envoy to Yemen said Thursday the redeployment of rival factions in the key port city of Hodeida is "slow" but will happen.Griffiths said the two sides are meeting daily to finalize details of the first redeployment from the Hodeida port and two smaller ports.Griffiths said if the first phase is successful, the ensuing demilitarization phase will be much easier. Griffiths told the Security Council last month that he is "optimistic" the cease-fire will hold and the redeployments will take place.Hodeida is the main entry point for aid to Yemen, where nearly four years of war has spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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