The UN needs to understand Yemen better. Its peace process so far has been too simplistic and short-term

Yemen has long faced structural, economic, social and security challenges. The war that started in 2015 has only exacerbated Yemen’s many previous woes. The conflict, gradually escalating from a political impasse into full-scale hostilities, is quickly becoming intractable.

The war, which entered its fifth year this week, with an exceedingly complex political and military situation, is being worsened by an overwhelming humanitarian crisis that keeps growing in scale where almost 80% of the population is in need of aid. The peace process is currently at a deadlock while the war is deepening grievances, ripping the social fabric and shattering an already fragile state.

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