Yemen suffers from a war on its borders that pits government forces against Shiite rebels close to Iran. This is, according to the UN, "the worst humanitarian crisis in the world". In the face of this tragedy, the Trump administration is expected to soon support Yemen's national resistance, the Al Amalaqah Brigade and Tihama's forces. A major military operation to liberate the governorate of Hodeidah. Focus on the situation.

An imminent turning point for the war in Yemen?

Yemen: "the worst humanitarian crisis in the world"

Yemen suffers from a war on its borders that pits government forces against Shiite rebels close to Iran. This is, according to the UN, "the worst humanitarian crisis in the world". In the face of this tragedy, the Trump administration is expected to soon support Yemen's national resistance, the Al Amalaqah Brigade and Tihama's forces. A major military operation to liberate the governorate of Hodeidah. Focus on the situation.

Boys est bread. They collected from a garage dump on the outskirts of the red sea port of Hodei

 

Hodeida suffocates under the weight of Al Houthi militias backed by Iran. Since 2014, the conflict has killed nearly 9,000 people and injured 50,600, including many civilians. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) report says 22.2 million Yemenis (76 percent of the population) or 1.5 million more in the last six months need food assistance . A famine is no longer to be excluded, about 17 million Yemenis today suffering from hunger. Of these, not less than 6.8 million required "immediate, adequate and sustained food aid".

A voluntary association distributes food rations to the Yemeni people of Sanaa on April 13. Photo Hani Mohammed. AP

 

Operation Hodeida, end point of the war in Yemen?

US sources have highlighted the great progress of the Yemeni forces under the leadership of former Republican Guard commander Tariq Saleh. For several months now, voices in the Trump administration have pleaded for more commitment to Yemen in support of the Saudis, to counter the Iranian influence and put an end to this tragedy.

With Operation Hodeida, the Iranian-backed Houthis, who control a large northern half of the country, would be forced to dialogue calmly with the forces of the internationally recognized legitimate government and set up in Aden in the south.

This is the promise of a humanitarian and development solution that is greatly needed by the Yemeni population. As a final reminder, in October 2017, a cholera outbreak began to spread in several provinces, according to Unicef. By the end of March, more than 23,000 people were affected.

Priscilla Wolmer
Directrice de la rédaction