Yemen’s Houthis detain 11 UN employees in unclear circumstances

Yemen’s Houthis detain 11 UN employees in unclear circumstances

Aid group workers also taken as UN says it is trying to secure access to its personnel and clarify the situation around the detentions

Yemen’s Houthis have detained 11 Yemeni employees of UN agencies under unclear circumstances, authorities say, as the militia group faces increasing financial pressure and airstrikes from a US-led coalition.

UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said 11 UN staffers had been taken.

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