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Saudi-led military coalition against Yemen's Houthi rebels...epa04745670 The sky over Sana'a is illuminated by anti-aircraft fire during an alleged airstrike of the Saudi-led coalition ahead of a 5-day ceasefire in Sana'a, Yemen, late 12 May 2015. A Saudi-led coalition halted its air raids on rebel-held positions in neighbouring Yemen late Tuesday as a 5-day ceasefire went into effect at 11 pm local time (2000 GMT). The ceasefire, which is intended to allow badly-needed humanitarian aid reach people affected by the conflict, was preceded by a day of intensive airstrikes on positions held by the Houthi rebels in northern and central Yemen.  EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

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The sky over Sana’a is illuminated by anti-aircraft fire during an alleged airstrike of the Saudi-led coalition ahead of a 5-day ceasefire in Sana’a, Yemen 

A boy stands in rubble from houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, May 1, 2015. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of mostly Sunni Arab countries conducting airstrikes against the rebels who have overrun the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and forced the Western-backed president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee the country

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A boy stands in rubble from houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday

Officials of Felix Airways, a domestic airline, inspect a plane destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Shiite rebels and their allies overnight and throughout the day on Tuesday in the Yemeni capital. Around midday, airstrikes hit Sanaa International airport, setting a plane owned by a private company on fire, according to a statement released by the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis

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Officials of Felix Airways, a domestic airline, inspect a plane destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen on Wednesday. Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Shia rebels and their allies overnight and throughout Tuesday

Shiite fighters, known as Houthis, hold up their weapons as they chant slogans at the residence of a military commander of the Houthi militant group, destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa,, Yemen, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A security official in Saudi Arabia says a soldier has been killed and another wounded in a gunfight with Shiite Houthi rebels along the kingdom's southern border with Yemen

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Shia fighters, known as Houthis, hold up their weapons as they chant slogans at the residence of a military commander of the Houthi militant group, destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa,, Yemen on Tuesday

Young Yemenis play football on a street in Sanaa, Yemen on Thursday. Schools and universities have remained closed in Sanaa and several Yemeni cities since the Saudi-led coalition began its military operations on positions held by the Houthis and their allies across the country

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Young Yemenis play football on a street in Sanaa, Yemen on Thursday. Schools and universities have remained closed in Sanaa and several Yemeni cities since the Saudi-led coalition began its military operations on positions held by the Houthis and their allies across the country

An armed member of the Houthi militia calls for help near a house allegedly destroyed in an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeting two military bases controlled by Houthi fighters in Sana a, Yemen, 20 April 2015. A huge explosion rocked Sana'a as airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition hit what witnesses said was a base used by a missile brigade of the Yemeni army, but is now controlled by the Houthis, the explosions damaging nearby civilian housing

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An armed member of the Houthi militia calls for help near a house destroyed in an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeting two military bases controlled by Houthi fighters in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday

A young Yemeni poses with a gun during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, outside the Sana a-based UN offices in Sana a, Yemen, 13 April 2015. According to reports, Yemeni students rallied outside the Sana a-based UN offices, calling for an end of the Saudi-led military Decisive Storm operation, accusing the Saudi-led coalition of attacking schools and civilian houses throughout Yemen in their bid the degrade the capabilities of the Houthis and their allies.

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A young Yemeni poses with a gun during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, outside the Sanaa based UN offices in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday

A man reacts at the site of an air strike in Sanaa...A man reacts at the site of an air strike in Sanaa April 8, 2015. A Saudi-led coalition air strike hit an office of Yemen's Houthi rebels near the pro-Houthi television channel al-Maseera in central Sanaa on Wednesday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A man reacts at the site of an air strike in Sana’a. A Saudi-led coalition hit an office of Yemen‘s Houthi rebels near the pro-Houthi television channel al-Maseera in the centre of the city

Yemenis face shortage of water

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A Yemeni woman pushes a wheelbarrow with jerry cans full of water, after collecting them from a water tap in Sana€a, Yemen, on Tuesday.

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes Thursday targeting military installations in Yemen held by Shiite rebels who were taking over a key port city in the country's south and had driven the embattled president to flee by sea, security officials said.

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People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sana’a Airport, Yemen. Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes on Thursday targeting military installations in Yemen held by Shia rebels. 

Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, dance as they demonstrate to demand for a presidential election to be held and for him to run for presidency in Sanaa...Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, dance as they demonstrate to demand for a presidential election to be held and for him to run for presidency in Sanaa March 13, 2015.

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Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, dance as they demonstrate to demand for a presidential election to be held and for him to run for presidency in Sanaa on Friday

Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, raise their rifles as they demonstrate in Sanaa, March 10, 2015. The supporters were demanding for presidential elections to be held and for Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh to run for presidency.

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Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, raise their rifles as they demonstrate in Sanaa on Tuesday. The supporters were demanding for presidential elections to be held and for Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh to run for presidency

Yemeni police gather at the damaged residence of the Iranian ambassador after a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday morning in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, apparently targeting the home of the Iranian ambassador, Yemeni security officials said.

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Yemeni police gather at the damaged residence of the Iranian ambassador after a massive car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, on Wednesday morning

A child sits amongst top high school students during an annual award ceremony organized by Yemen's Education Ministry in Sanaa November 24, 2014. Forty-seven highest-scoring graduates of high schools nationwide were honoured by the government on Monday, and awarded with medals and cash prizes.

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A child sits among school students at an annual ceremony organised by Yemen’s Education Ministry in Sanaa. About 47 of the highest-scoring graduates from schools nationwide were given medals and cash by the government on Monday.

Women walk past demolished huts set on fire at Taghyeer (Change) Square in Sanaa November 10, 2014. Authorities had deployed riot police and used bulldozers to demolish the huts set up by pro-democracy protesters when they had camped in the square to demand a regime change in 2011. These temporary shelters had not been removed from the square after protesters vacated it last year. It was not immediately apparent who had set the demolished huts on fire.

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Women walk past huts that have been destroyed by fire on Taghyeer Square in Sana’a, Yemen. Authorities deployed riot police and used bulldozers on Monday to demolish the huts which had been set up by pro-democracy protesters when they camped in the square to demand a regime change in 2011.

 A Yemeni woman wears buttons depicting Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh during a gathering to protest against foreign interferences, in Sana'a, Yemen, 07 November 2014. Reports state thousands of supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh gathered in center Sana'a to protest against a US-backed move of the UN Security Council to impose a travel ban and assets freeze on Saleh due to his involvement in obstructing the country s transitional process. Recently, he has been accused of colluding with Shiite Houthi fighters in their military takeover of much of Yemen.

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A Yemeni woman wears buttons depicting Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh during a gathering to protest against foreign interferences, in Sanaa, Yemen

Motorcyclists take part in a protest against the Yemeni Government's decision to begin enforcing a long-standing motorbike ban, Sana a, Yemen, 23 October 2014. Reports state that amid increased insecurity resulting from a Houthi take over of the Yemeni capital 21 September and a string of attacks and assasinations carried out on senior army and security officials primarily utilising motorcylces as a form of transport the Yemeni Government has taken the decision to resume enforcing a ban on motorbikes.

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Motorcyclists take part in a protest against the Yemeni Government’s decision to begin enforcing a long-standing motorbike ban, Sanaa, Yemen

Shiite fighters seized control of the capital Sana a...epa04411989 Gunmen of the Shiite Houthi movement shout anti-Government slogans as they stand on a hill overlooking the capital  after they consolidated their foothold in Sana'a, Yemen, 22 September 2014. Reports state the Yemeni government and Shiite Houthi rebels on 21 September signed a UN-brokered ceasefire hours after Houthi insurgents captured major state institutions in the Arabian Peninsula country's worst crisis in three years.  The deal, including calls for an immediate ceasefire, the formation of a national unity government and economic reforms, was announced after four days of heavy fighting in Sana'a, pitting the Houthis against Sunni rivals backed by government forces.

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Gunmen of the Shia Houthi movement shout anti-Government slogans as they stand on a hill overlooking the capital after they consolidated their foothold in Sana’a, Yemen on Monday

Yemeni's pass burning tyres on a road during a protest against fuel price hikes in Sana'a, Yemen, 30 July 2014. According to media reports, the Yemeni government raised fuel prices on 30 July to reduce the burden on state subsidies following severe fuel shortage for more than five months.

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Yemeni’s pass burning tyres on a road during a protest against fuel price hikes in Sana’a, Yemen. The Yemeni government raised fuel prices on Wednesday to reduce the burden on state subsidies following severe fuel shortages

African refugees live homelessly at a temporary shelter beside a road on World Refugee Day in Sana'a, Yemen, 20 June 2014. The number of African refugees who have come to Yemen during the past few years has reached 750,000, most of them are Somalis. World Refugee Day is marked on 20 June each year.

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Homeless African refugees gather at a temporary shelter beside a road on World Refugee Day in Sanaa, Yemen