They have lived war for five years. Today, it is the coronavirus that is changing their habits. In Sanaa, the capital of In Yemen, locals line up to do their shopping, often with a temperature reading before entering the store. The announcement of a cease-fire from Saudi Arabia, one of the belligerents of this conflict, was greeted with some skepticism. “The Saudi announcement cannot be considered a truce, two weeks without a fight, it is not a complete end to the war “, says a resident.
For five years, the conflict has pitted a Saudi-led coalition against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. The conflict has claimed at least 100,000 lives. The coronavirus epidemic will therefore bring an end to violence in one of the poorest countries in the world. Before the epidemic arrived, more than eight million Yemenis were at risk of starvation.
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