However, the recent spike in violence and heightened tensions do not bode well for the success of this ceasefire. Previous attempted ceasefires have – at best – resulted in a partial reduction in violence in only some areas. We therefore implore all parties to the conflict to abide by the terms of the ceasefire and to resume peace negotiations.
The war in Yemen started over a year and a half ago and has resulted in severe and widespread human suffering. Over 4000 civilians have been killed and more than 7000 injured as a direct result of the conflict. With over three million people forced from their homes and close to half the population facing hunger, an end to the conflict is long overdue.
The International Non-Governmental Organisations behind this statement are Action Contre La Faim, ADRA, CARE, Danish Refugee Council, Intersos, Mercy Corps, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Save the Children, and World Relief Germany.