Webinar: War and Pandemic: Is Peace Possible in Yemen?

This webinar examines the current state of the conflict in Yemen and consider what the main obstacles are to achieving a sustained ceasefire. 

Members event, Webinar
17 August 2020 — 1:00PM TO 2:00PM

In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the United Nations has called for an immediate ceasefire in war-torn regions across the world including in Yemen. Yet this has proven to be only temporary as renewed offensives – including Saudi-led airstrikes in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sana’a – demonstrate continued military escalation in the region.

With COVID-19 now adding even more pressure on the country’s infrastructures, what are the prospects for peace in a country ravaged by the effects of war, famine, displacement and shortages in aid funding?

  • Who are the key players and what are their military and political objectives?

  • What needs to be done to help alleviate Yemen’s humanitarian crisis?

  • What factors have prevented previous peace talks from bringing a comprehensive end to the conflict?

  • Or could the public health crisis, and a shift towards online negotiations, present an opportunity to better facilitate the peace process in Yemen?

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