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As Ramadan begins, the United Nations has renewed efforts to strengthen peace talks between Yemen's warring factions. But a broken ceasefire has dashed most hopes for an end to hostilities.
The Saudi-led air campaign to restore the former Yemeni government is more than a year old, but the front lines of the civil war have barely moved. Instead, the most noticeable results of the conflict are the humanitarian disaster that has unfolded: 2.5 million Yemenis are internally displaced, and more than 7.5 million are severely food insecure, according to UNICEF.
The British Red Cross has said it fears a famine in Yemen like the one that drew world attention in the 1980s in Ethiopia.
Will Ramadan further ease the fighting and open the door for a more lasting peace? And what compromises would that require?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Hussain Al-Bukhaiti @HussainBukhaiti
Hakim Al Masmari @HakimAlmasmari
Editor-in-chief, Yemen Post
Khaled Batarfi @kbatarfi
Senior columnist, Saudi Gazette
Sama'a Al Hamdani @SamaaAlhamdani
Yemeni political analyst
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