Updated: May 7, 2015 8:43:45 pm
Saudi Arabia has announced a five-day ceasefire in Yemen’s war to facilitate aid to civilians in need.
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the announcement at a news conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
That means the Saudi-led coalition of Arab countries will cease airstrikes in Yemen. Al-Jubeir said he hoped Iran-backed Houthis rebels will halt attacks on the ground.
Aid groups say millions of Yemenis are in need of food, fuel and medicine.
It was unclear when the so-called “humanitarian pause” would start.
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