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At Least 24 Dead After 2 Separate Airstrikes In Yemen

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At Least 24 Dead After 2 Separate Airstrikes In Yemen
The victims of the strikes were reportedly all civilians, and two of them may have been children.
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At least 24 people were killed and several others were injured in two separate Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen on Wednesday. That's according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 

The separate airstrikes hit a vegetable packaging facility and at least three vehicles in the western Hodeida province. It's one of Yemen's largest cities and its main Red Sea port. The victims of the strikes were reportedly all civilians, and two of them may have been children. 

A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition didn't respond to The Associated Press' request for a comment

The coalition has been fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen since 2015. Thousands of people have died in the conflict. 

A U.N. report released in September said all sides in the Yemen conflict have committed possible war crimes, including rape, torture and the indiscriminate killing of civilians. The U.N. called the situation in Yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis. 

On Tuesday, the U.N.'s humanitarian chief said there's "clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen." He said at least half of the country's population is facing pre-famine conditions, and the fighting in Yemen is making it difficult for relief efforts to get to the people who need it.