26 March marks the seventh anniversary of the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen. Seven years of conflict has brought Yemen to its knees. 24 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance, at least 4 million have been displaced, and more than 200,000 have been killed since the conflict began in March 2015. Over two million have contracted cholera, and five million are on the brink of famine. The majority of civilian casualties have resulted from airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led Coalition, of which the UK is one of the largest arms suppliers. Medical facilities and schools have been destroyed. UNICEF Yemen summed it up:
“There seems to be no hope”.
But there is hope, and it centres on UK action.