Voices: Truce good, but Yemenis also want affordable foodThursday, June 16, 2022
Seven years of war in Yemen have caused death, economic collapse, and widespread hunger, and thrown the more than 23 million people — around three quarters of the country’s population — into what is often called the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Two months ago, the warring sides finally agreed to a two-month ceasefire. Some parts of the country have seen fewer airstrikes and less fighting. But there have been violations, too. As negotiators look to extend the truce, The New Humanitarian asked Yemenis in three parts of the country how (and if) it had impacted them so far, and what would really make a difference to their daily lives. Here’s what they said.