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Humanitarian Aid Agencies Call For Sanctions In Yemen, More International Pressure To Keep Assistance Flowing

Foreign Affairs: The New Front in Yemen
“…Efforts to reach a political settlement have been fruitless; the last peace talks collapsed in 2016. Meanwhile, the humanitarian situation has dramatically deteriorated. According to the U.N., 8.4 million Yemenis are now on the brink of starvation and another 14 million people require some kind of humanitarian aid. Today, all sides are digging in for what could be the most intensive battle of the war to date…” (Salisbury, 6/27).

VOA News: In Paris, International Experts Meet on Yemen Crisis
“Relief agencies have called for targeted sanctions against Yemen’s warring parties and for international pressure to keep vital humanitarian assistance flowing, as diplomats meet Wednesday on the country’s crisis in Paris. The meeting was downgraded after last week’s Saudi-led coalition attack on Yemen’s main port of Hodeida…” (Bryant, 6/27).