Amid hope the war might end, Yemen government to hold peace talk with Houthis

In past more than three years of war thousands of people have been killed and at least 500,000 displaced in Yemen. Now, about 14 million Yemenis are at brink to starvation. Worst cholera epidemic has struck.

Hope is scattered to get reunited with loved ones and save the future of their children. Yemenis keep the hope the conflict might end and for the first time in two years the government and Ansar Allah have agreed to sit down and discuss for the betterment of the country, for the betterment of the people.

Ansar Allah is well known with the name Houthis. The meeting will be held this week in Sweden though several previous opportunities for the same were missed.

People are saying the restart of a peace process is an important beginning. It will put out the flames of the conflict.

The Red Sea port of Al Hudaydah was the main flash point in the fighting and the meeting is believed to bring good news to the city where the population has dwindled to just 150,000 since June this year.

It is learned the two parties may sign of agreement on the exchange of prisoners. For the first time in four years the prisoners of war will be allowed to contact their families. This is something like willingness to make significant humanitarian gestures.

Paul Linus