Joe Biden ends support for operations in foreign policy reset
February 5, 2021 11:21 am
Millions in Yemen are in need of food, medicine or shelter after more than six years of war. [Source: BBC]
The US is to end its support for offensive operations by its allies in Yemen, which has been devastated by a six-year war in which more than 110,000 people are believed to have died.
President Joe Biden says the war in Yemen must end.
Under Biden’s two predecessors, the US-backed a coalition led by Saudi Arabia against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The conflict has left millions of Yemenis on the brink of starvation.
Fighting began in 2014 between a weak Yemeni government and the Houthi rebel movement. It escalated a year later, when Saudi Arabia and eight other Arab states – backed by the US, the UK and France – began airstrikes against the Houthis.