The UN announced on Tuesday the extension for “an additional two months” of the truce in force since April 2 between the government and the rebels in Yemen, immersed in a war and a humanitarian crisis.
The ceasefire, scheduled for August 2 to October 2, “includes the commitment of the parties to intensify negotiations to reach a broader truce agreement as soon as possible,” the UN envoy for Yemen said in a statement. Hans Grundberg.
The poorest country on the Arabian Peninsula has been immersed for seven years in a war between the Houthi rebels, close to Iran, and the government forces, which have the support of a coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
According to the United Nations, the conflict has left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced.
The UN and humanitarian organizations, which lack funding, regularly warn of the risks of a large-scale famine in this country virtually isolated from the rest of the world.