Pro-government forces captured the Al Faza district while advancing towards the nearby Al Tahita Directorate. An earlier meeting between the UN's special envoy and Yemen's exiled president failed to bring about any ceasefire.
Yemen’s internationally-recognized government and its allies accuse the Houthis of using Al-Hudaida to smuggle weapons into the country from Iran.
Yemeni government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition aims to seize the heavily defended city of Hudaida quickly enough to avoid interrupting aid to millions facing starvation.
As the international community drags its feet and consistently fails to find diplomatic solutions to Yemen's conflict, its population is dragged deeper into a humanitarian crisis with no end in sight.
Hudaida is the main entry point for food and aid to a country where eight million people are at risk of starvation.
As the Saudi-led coalition prepares to attack the port of Hudaida, Saudi-backed forces on the ground say they cannot guarantee what would happen to the trapped civilians.
Millions of people across Yemen are in dire need of immediate humanitarian aid as the civil war between government loyalists and Houthi rebels continues to cripple the country.
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