Yemen truce holds, but blocked roads a 'major' worry for UN

A truce has brought respite to Yemen after seven years of devastating war, but the blockage of roads remains a “major” humanitarian concern, a UN official has warned.

Yemen’s conflict pitting the Saudi-backed government against Iran-backed Huthi rebels has killed hundreds of thousands since 2015 and pushed the country to the brink of famine.

A UN-brokered truce that took effect in early April has provided a rare respite from violence for much of the country and alleviated some of the suffering.