For the last two years, Yemen has been subject to the horrors of a civil war reported to have displaced millions of civilians and taken the lives of over 7,600 people. As the desperate country is now reporting a severe famine, tens of thousands of protesters flooded Yemen’s capital to plead for an end to the fight. War ensued when a political transition failed and even after two years, neither side appears close to victory.
3/27/2017 Yemen (BBC) – Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Yemen’s capital on Sunday to call for an end to war in the country.
The demonstration was organised by Houthi rebels, who occupy the city and much of Yemen’s north.
The rallies in Sanaa came on the second anniversary of the Saudi-led military intervention against the Houthi rebel movement.
More than 7,600 people have been killed in the conflict since it began in March 2015.
Millions of citizens have been displaced and the country has also been pushed to the brink of famine.
The war is being waged between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those allied to the Houthis.