SUMMARY:When it comes to the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world, it goes to Yemen according to the UN agencies. This poorest country in the Arab world, located in the south-west corner of the Arabian Peninsula, fallen into a horrific armed conflict six years ago, between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government and Iran-backed Ansar Allah (also known as Houthi group), who takes over the capital Sana’a on September 21, 2014.
The war between the two parties resulted in serious grave tragedies in most parts of the country, in major aspects of life including collapsing the economic situation, education system, rule of law, health care, security, and stability. All warring parties committed various violations for the law-of-war that amount to war crimes, in which the fear is at the top for continuing the series of war crimes with the possibility of impunity for the perpetrators.
Within the ruins and ashes of these battles, there are a lot of forgotten tragedies and untold stories, targeted a big amount of Yemeni people, that not getting enough consideration or care by mass media or by humanitarian agencies or not having access to covering it.
The majority of Yemenis lost hope of restoring the central government as a protective umbrella for the country as they believe that Yemen became a failure state with dividing forces between various armed groups.
This panel is aiming to shade over major of these tragic issues by experts, professional researchers, or journalists. The key issues planned to be discussed some of the impacts of the armed conflict on human rights, such as freedom of speech and the situation of detention centers, the rule of law and justice institutions, gender equality and women’s rule during the conflict, youth and education, international humanitarian aid and local initiatives, food security, health and the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economy and Yemeni currency.