Red Cross condemn ‘reprehensible’ attacks that killed 55 in Yemen

Air strikes on hospital and market in Yemen's Hodeidah kill dozens

"The airstrikes of the drone Kasif-1 hit King Khaled military base in Khamis Mushait City of Asir Province", Houthis said in a statement.

The Saudi-led coalition has not yet confirmed that it was responsible for the air strike.

The Houthi group said on Tuesday it is unilaterally halting attacks in the Red Sea for two weeks to support peace efforts, days after Saudi Arabia suspended oil exports through a strategic Red Sea channel following attacks on crude tankers.

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemeni's internationally recognised government has been fighting to defeat the rebels, known as Houthis, since March 2015.

Impoverished Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when Shia Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital, Sanaa, and Al Hudaydah.

An worldwide aid group says about 3,000 Yemeni children are fleeing every day from the port city of Hodeida as fighting between a Saudi-led coalition and Yemen's Shiite rebels continues to rage there.

Yemen is the world's largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fueled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods.

The fighting around Hodeida has raised United Nations fears of a new humanitarian catastrophe in a country already standing at the brink of starvation and gripped by a deadly cholera epidemic.

While the gap between the Houthis and the coalition has been narrowed considerably, he said, "I am concerned that Hodeida could be a flashpoint".

The Houthis have offered a Red Sea ceasefire, although the coalition is unlikely to accept for fear of portraying weakness.

The Saudi alliance carried out air raids on the Major Yemeni city in a bid to force the Houthi rebels in control of the city to surrender according to the rebel-run health ministry.

The suffering of the Yemeni people at the hands of the Saudis has been compounded by a US-enforced blockade of the nation, which relies on imports for over 90 percent of its food supply, 70 percent of which flows through Hodeidah.

"Today, we are inaugurating a number of important development projects as part of reconstructions efforts that highlight the honest spirit of fraternity" that bind Saudi Arabia and Yemen, he added.

Lise Grande, UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, earlier said hundreds of thousands of people depend on Al-Thawra.

Save the Children estimated that 6238 people - half of them children - leave Hodeida on average "every single day".

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