Security Council


Jussra Zamani

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Topic 1: Yemen - Rethinking approaches to reaching political stability

Since the beginning of the war in 2015, the humanitarian situation in Yemen has continued to dramatically deteriorate. There are 2.9 million internally displaced persons in various camps of the country, 17 million people have no secure access to food, and 10.3 million people are acutely at risk of hunger.[1] Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab world and since 2012, the internal conflict has steadily escalated into a war of regional significance. This is especially due to the international coalition of war between Saudi Arabia and his allies and Iran.

The civil war in Yemen also leads to a rise of extremist groups, which makes the peace process even more complex. To secure peace and security, we need to focus on effective and consecutive peace negotiations. In the area of food, Kuwait is strongly committed in providing financial support and to secure that people have access to food. Thus, Kuwait is a major supporter for the WPF (World Food Program) and has contributed nearly $190 million to international WFP activities, taking important steps to reduce hunger in Yemen.[2] In January Kuwait announced to start a new approach on peace negotiations.

The Stockholm agreements were an important step, but we need to consider further measures that can support the single agreements, wh...