Supporters of Yemen’s Huthi rebels attend a rally marking the third anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen, in the capital Sanaa on March 26, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of Huthi rebel supporters flooded the streets of Yemen’s capital to mark three years of war, hours after Riyadh intercepted seven missiles fired from rebel territory. A Saudi-led military coalition entered Yemen in March 2015 with the goal of restoring its ‘legitimate’ government to power after the Huthis and their allies took over Sanaa. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
From UN News:
“Yemen was once called ‘Arabia Felix’ – happy Arabia – but there is not much happiness there today” –UNICEF Regional Director
The United Nations has sent a new special envoy, Martin Griffiths, to Sana’a this week to meet with the warring parties and hopefully negotiate a political solution to the conflict.
Farhan Haq, UN Deputy Spokesperson, spoke to reporters at the UN headquarters in New York and told them that Secretary-General António Guterres “emphasizes that a negotiated political settlement through inclusive intra-Yemeni dialogue is the only way to end the conflict and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis.”