Under the United Nations brokered deal, both sides will free more than 1,000 prisoners and detainees, steps aimed at reviving a stalled peace process. The Yemen war, now in its sixth year, has killed tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians and sparked what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
- Radhya Al Mutawakel is Co-founder and Chairperson of Mwatana Organization For Human Rights
- Baraa Shiban is Middle East and North Africa caseworker at the human rights organization, Reprieve
- Elisabeth Kendall is Senior Research Fellow in Arabic and Islamic Studies, at Oxford University’s Pembroke College
- Gerald Feierstein is Senior Vice President of the Middle East Institute and former US Ambassador to Yemen
When @TheLemonAidBoys heard that kids in #Yemen were going hungry, they decided to do something. 🍋💛
WFP has teamed up with Ayaan & Mikaeel to help them send a message directly to children in #Yemen.
Stay tuned for more updates! #YemenCrisis pic.twitter.com/Am2122qCdr
— World Food Programme (@WFP) September 28, 2020
"The United Nations considers the humanitarian crisis in Yemen to be the worst in the world."
Lise Grande from the UN says 80% of the population in Yemen requires some form of assistance or protection to survive.@AlexCrawfordSky's report from Yemen: https://t.co/RBN4ma5OsC pic.twitter.com/SJwEkElqjF
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) September 29, 2020
Yemen warring parties agree largest prisoner swap, sources say https://t.co/zjBwrxVvnm pic.twitter.com/hroIrWcJhk
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 27, 2020