Oxfam urges Yemen’s warring sides to extend ceasefire

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International charity Oxfam on Tuesday urged Yemen’s warring sides to extend a two-month truce, appealing to the parties in the conflict to work together to avoid “catastrophic hunger” in the war-wrecked country. The charity said the UN-brokered ceasefire is essential for millions of Yemenis suffering from a lack of basic services and soaring prices of food and other goods. Oxfam’s Yemen director Ferran Puig said the truce has brought a “long overdue sense of hope that we can break the cycle of violence and suffering in Yemen”. “The opportunity must be seized to extend the truce and push for a…

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