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Stranded Yemenis return home as UN peace talks are announced

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With peace talks on the horizon a few of the thousands of Yemenis stranded abroad have made it back to the capital Sana’a.

Two planes: one from Egypt and one from India, arrived on Thursday.

Daily flights are now planned until the end of the month providing relief for those stranded after the Saudi-led coalition imposed an air and sea blockade.

One unidentified citizen spoke of the nightmarish conditions she endured in Egypt:

“All 35 of us were scared in a room, without oxygen, every day we cried and there were four to five cases of illness. There were children among the ones who had heart problems and cancer and all kinds of things.”

Meanwhile the United Nations announced that peace talks will begin on May 28 in Geneva.

It is not yet clear who might represent the warring factions.

The President of the internationally recognised government of Yemen, Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, has been in exile in Saudi Arabia since the Houthi rebels overran the capital in a land-grab last y

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