Warring sides in Yemen back coronavirus truce | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 27, 2020

Warring sides in Yemen back coronavirus truce

All sides in Yemen's long conflict yesterday offered support for the United Nations' call for a ceasefire to protect civilians from the coronavirus pandemic. The move came on the fifth anniversary of regional power Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen's civil war, at the helm of a military coalition supporting the internationally recognised government against the Iran-backed Huthi rebels. Yemen's broken healthcare system has not so far recorded a case of coronavirus but aid groups have warned that when it does hit, the impact will be catastrophic in a country already regarded as facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

 

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