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Yemen’s forgotten war is entering its fourth year. Is anyone listening?

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22.03.2019

Despite the fact that Saudi officials thought the sortie in to Yemen would only last a few weeks, we are now in the fourth year of the war on Yemen. This portrays the coalition’s failure as it has contributed to leading Yemen to become the world’s most humanitarian crisis. The coalition does not seemed to have a far-sighted vision in knowing how things could potentially go and instead of taking a step back, they insisted to carry on until the situation was out of their control.

Many countries saw that entering Yemen was a policy that had no end and so pulled out before it was too late; this was a blow for the coalition which was unable to maintain support for its endeavour. It does not now appear that the coalition has a plan to end the war.

According to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), “civilian casualties in Hajjah and Taiz alone have more than doubled since the Hudaydah ceasefire and Stockholm Agreement came into effect, with 164 and 184 people killed respectively.” This demonstrates that the coalition is keen on prolonging the war; making the situation worse. The only way in which the unarmed and helpless people of Yemen could live in peace is through an agreed political solution.

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