Parties conflict in Yemen agreed to extend the ceasefire for another two months, until October 2, 2022. This was stated by the UN Special Representative for Yemen Hans Grundberg, reports the agency Reuters on Tuesday, 2 August.
“This truce extension includes a commitment by the parties to intensify negotiations to reach an expanded truce agreement as soon as possible,” Grundberg said in a statement. An extended truce will offer a mechanism for paying public sector salaries, opening roads, expanding flights from the capital, Sana’a, and regular fuel supplies to the port of Hodeidah, Grunberg said. In addition, the UN is pushing for a permanent ceasefire so that negotiations can be restarted for a “sustainable political solution.”
UN: Yemen war ‘world’s worst humanitarian crisis’
The civil war in one of the poorest countries in the Middle East has been going on for eight years since the Houthis took control of the Yemeni capital Sanaa in 2014, deposing President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
In 2015, an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE launched a campaign to restore the Hadi government to power. Over 150,000 people died during the war, including more than 14,500 civilians. The UN called this conflict the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.