The Yemeni government has allowed the United Nations to reopen an office in northern Sa’ada province, giving humanitarian workers better access to refugees trapped by civil strife in the region, according to a statement by the U.N. country office in Yemen.

A high-level mission of U.N. agencies and foreign aid groups secured the government’s nod on March 24, paving the way for an unimpeded flow of humanitarian supplies to refugees in Sa’ada city, among 250,000 Yemenis displaced by escalating violence between government and armed groups.

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    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.