Stepping down of President Hadi won’t solve Yemen’s problem

Amid the ongoing peace talks between Yemen and Houthi rebels in Sweden it is learned from Yemeni officials that removing President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi will not be an answer to the problem.

Government delegation Abdulaziz Jabari said the problem is military coup and those who took over the country through aggression.

The peace talks started Thursday in the Swedish Rimbo town and brokered by United Nations. The important issues to be discussed include large-scale prisoner swaps, reopening of Sanaa international airport and ceasefire negotiations. It could last until December 14.

Meanwhile, a senior Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Ajri has proposed a transitional government.

Since 2015, when the war started, about 85,000 children have died out of hunger. It is a critical time now for the country and an estimate reveals around 20 million people are going hungry. The Yemenis are in urgent need of food assistance.

A new report released by United Nations’ refugee agency reveals from August through October this year there were about 1,500 civilian casualties.

The report added that 123 civilians are killed or injured each week in the country.

The war has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.

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