SANAA, Yemen

One year since a ceasefire was reached in Yemen’s western province of Al-Hudaydah between the government and Houthi rebels, efforts to save the deal from total failure have been underway by the UN’s special envoy for Yemen.

The deal — brokered by the UN and signed on Dec. 13, 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden — aimed to resolve the situation in the coastal province, exchange prisoners and detainees on both sides and lift the siege imposed by the Houthis on the central Taiz city.

But implementation of the agreement between the two sides faltered, especially with the rebel group’s

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