The man-made humanitarian disaster in Yemen continues

MERYEM İLAYDA ATLAS
@miailayda

Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand in their shelter in Sana’a, Yemen, Nov. 1.

The people of Yemen are struggling to survive in their homeland and still lack basic humanitarian necessities, but even worse, they have lost their hope for the future

Yemen is one of the worst humanitarian crises we have faced this century. The lack of a serious international peace initiative in Yemen has resulted in daily airstrikes killing civilians and a blockade that has resulted in a famine affecting millions. Talks between the Iran-backed Houthis and the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates-backed Yemeni government started in Sweden this week, providing some hope that the three-year war that has killed 70,000 to 80,000 Yemenis so far will finally end.

This Swedish meeting is just the latest chapter in a process that started a year ago and almost collapsed in September.

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Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah stand in their shelter in Sana’a, Yemen, Nov. 1.

https://www.dailysabah.com/columns/meryem-ilayda-atlas/2018/12/06/the-man-made-humanitarian-disaster-in-yemen-continues

 

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