Yemen is still one of the worst humanitarian disasters currently ongoing in the world. The conflict, which began when Houthi militias refusal to accept the political transition of power, is not ‘sexy’ enough to hold the attention of the international press for sustained periods of time, but it rages on, causing ever mounting human suffering on a mass scale. So far, tens of thousands of civilians have been killed, three million have been displaced from their home, and due to the destruction of infrastructure, as many as 17 million are at risk of famine: in a country with a population of around 28 million.
Drafted into fight
There is no end in sight for the Yemen conflict yet, but the more time we allow the wounds of war to be inflicted upon young minds, into the leaders of tomorrow, the more likely we make it that Yemen may never again get to know peace.Dr. Azeem Ibrahim