Last December, Yemen’s government and Houthi rebels signed a UN deal in Sweden known as the Stockholm Agreement. The deal called for the withdrawal of troops on both sides from the major port city of Hodeidah in order to admit humanitarian aid to Yemenis afflicted by famine due to four years of civil war. But the Houthis have since failed to uphold their end of the agreement on the pullout.
Retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert, who heads a United Nations team tasked with monitoring a ceasefire between the Iranian-backed Houthi militias and the Yemeni government. (AFP)