A Yemeni soldier in Al Hudaydah. The United Nations says that a planned assault led by the United Arab Emirates on that city and its port, which are held by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, would endanger hundreds of thousands of people. Credit: Nabil Hassan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

More than three years into its pitiless war, the specter of more death, displacement and hunger is looming over Yemen. More than 600 people have been killed in the past few days as the forces backed by the United Arab Emirates have come within six miles or so of the Red Sea port of Al Hudaydah and the so-named city of 600,00 people, which is held by the Houthi rebels allied with Iran.

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