VIDEO: UN humanitarian chief visits Yemen

UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien visited Amran Province in northern Yemen on Tuesday, as fighting continued between Yemen's pro-government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and Shiite rebels.

At a camp in Amran Province, 60 kilometres (37.2 miles) north of the capital Sanaa, he spoke to women and children displaced by the fighting.

Some 1.3 million people have fled their homes during the recent conflict, according to Red Cross figures.

The United Nations says 80 per cent of Yemenis - about 21 million people- are in need of humanitarian assistance.