The Yemen Trend - February 2017 Issue

International humanitarian organizations stepped up their warnings that famine may strike Yemen in 2017, placing emphasis on the military escalation up the country’s west coast. A $2.1 billion appeal was launched by the UN and its humanitarian partners in order to provide assistance to 12 million people in 2017, noting that 7 million severely food insecure people are at risk of starvation if the call for funding is not met. As the humanitarian catastrophe unfolds, neither the Hadi camp nor the Houthi/Saleh alliance have demonstrated readiness to support the UN envoy’s attempts to initiate a ceasefire that would lead to peace negotiations. Instead, in February the Houthis requested that the t

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