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  1. Yemen’s Aden Becomes a Ghost City

    Fighting between Shia Houthi rebels and government forces have shut down the town. The death toll has risen above 500, including some children. More than 100,000 have been displaced, and all daily activity has come to a virtual halt. Officials desperately need medical aid, but the Red Cross struggles to find cargo planes to ferry in supplies. Red Cross officials want a 24-hour cease-fire for humanitarian purposes, but that may not be enough. There’s apparently no water, power or food in the city.

    Al Jazeera, BBC

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