Today a donor conference for Yemen starts in Geneva. After nearly three years of a fierce civil war and foreign military intervention, Yemen is threatened by a huge hunger crisis.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said UN-led negotiations to end the civil war should begin next month. The nearly four-year-old conflict has claimed over 10,000 lives and pushed millions to the brink of starvation.
A day after Yemen's Saudi-backed government offered to restart peace talks with Houthi rebels, Saudi-led airstrikes pummeled an airport in Sanaa. International appeals for a ceasefire have had no effect on the war.
After waiting three days for the Houthi delegation to show up in Geneva, peace talks between the rebel Houthis and the Yemen government were called off. The Houthis were not comfortable with travel arrangements.
Demonstrators have blocked main roads in several Yemeni cities in protest against a fall in the local currency and rise in food and fuel prices. Peace talks this week don't raise much hope of resolving the impasse.
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