People carry food aid they received from the local charity, Mona Relief, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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With global attention on Yemen focused on a fragile truce in its main port of Hodeida, fighting between rival forces in the country's four-year war has surged elsewhere. Escalating hostilities in the southwestern Dhale area have disrupted the main south-to-north goods route, displaced thousands and complicated efforts to battle a cholera epidemic and feed millions on the brink of starvation. "It is absolutely critical that supplies coming through Aden move inland as quickly as possible, keeping commercial markets afloat and replenishing humanitarian supplies".The Arab coalition of pro-government forces and their Iran-aligned Houthi enemies agreed a cease-fire and troop withdrawal in Hodeida in December, in the first major diplomatic breakthrough in a conflict that broke out in late 2014 . Before the Hodeida agreement, the Dhale front between the Houthis and government forces was static.
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