Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:12 - Updated Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:12
U.N.'s Grandi calls for Yemen talks, fears refugee exodus
GENEVA - Escalating violence in Yemen could lead to a refugee exodus and will not end a war that has taken a huge toll on civilians, U.N. refugee chief Filippo Grandi said on Wednesday, as a Saudi-led coalition launched the largest assault of the war.
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“It’s actually surprising that an exodus has not happened yet,” he told Reuters. “The message is go back to the negotiating table as soon as possible.” REUTERS.
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