On April 9, 2020, the Saudi Arabia led coalition declares cease fire in Yemen. The cease fire has been declared for a two-week period.
Yemen was devastated by a conflict that began in 2015. The Houthis that are backed by the Iran military took much of the control in west of the country. The coup led by the Houthis forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee abroad. The rise of the group alarmed Saudi Arabia and eight other Arab states to lead a military campaign restoring Hadi’s Government.
The war has so far killed 7,500 civilians. Around 80% of the population in the country are in need of humanitarian assistance and 10 million are one step away from famine.
The Saudi-led Coalition
The Intervention of the Coalition in Yemen is said to be in compliance with Article 2 of the United Nations Charter. The Coalition intervened Yemen in the code name “Operation Decisive Storm”.
The Coalition includes Saudi Arabia, Sudan, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal. The coalition was supported by US as well.