By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Humanitarian aid has reached the embattled city center of Taiz in Yemen for the first time in months, the United Nations said on Tuesday, following negotiations to allow supplies into the area described as being on the brink of famine. A convoy of trucks carried blankets, mattresses and emergency supplies for 1,000 families living in an isolated enclave in Yemen's third largest city who have been cut off amid months of fighting, the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees said. Taiz, a city of more than 200,000 people that is considered Yemen's cultural capital, has been hard-hit in the fighting in which local militias and forces loyal to a Saudi-backed government ousted by Houthi rebels last March are seeking to fight their way back to the capital Sanaa.
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First U.N. refugee aid reaches war-battered Yemeni city in months