Humanitarian aid that addresses the food crises in these countries remains separate from efforts to support conflict resolution. While the first is seen as immediate help, the other is considered long-term assistance. But when the issues of food security and violent conflict are so intertwined, their solutions should be likewise.
In the absence of reconciliation and political agreement, the common Yemeni people are the ones that are being damaged most, as two thirds of the Yemeni population – 19 million people – are in need of some kind of food, healthcare or other assistance. The best humanitarian relief for Yemen is peace.