Could the coronavirus pandemic present reduction in Yemen?

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Much of the world’s focus is on the rising coronavirus pandemic.

And because the conflict on the illness is stepped up, the United Nations is asking for a ceasefire in different wars – reminiscent of in Syria and Yemen – saying individuals must be combating the outbreak, not one another.

The warring sides in Yemen are cautiously backing the UN’s attraction.

Five years of battle have killed a minimum of 100,000 individuals and created the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

What are the prospects of ending the battle?

Presenter: Bernard Smith

Guests:

Hussain Al-Bukhaiti – journalist and commentator on Houthi affairs

Afrah Nasser – researcher on Yemen for Human Rights Watch

Elisabeth Kendall – senior analysis fellow in Arabic and Islamic research at Pembroke College, University of Oxford

Source: Al Jazeera