The Yemen Trend - January 2017 Issue

The humanitarian catastrophe underway in Yemen showed no signs of subsiding in January, with the UN and international humanitarian NGOs warning famine is a possible scenario for 2017. The offensive up the western coast of Taiz governorate by Hadi-aligned forces, with heavy air support from the coalition, left several hundred fighters dead appears to be paving the way for an imminent offensive on Hodeidah governorate. Meanwhile, throughout January the UN envoy travelled to several of the coalition member states’ capitals before meeting President Hadi in Aden and the Houthi/Saleh alliance in Sana’a. However, by the end of the month he reported neither side had shown real progress. Hadi-aligned

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