The peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels will begin on Thursday. The office of the UN special envoy, Martin Griffiths has confirmed the date for the negotiations. Also, the Swedish foreign Ministry confirmed the beginning of the conference, to be held in the vicinity of Stockholm.

The delegations of the internationally recognized government and the Shiite Houthi rebels have already arrived in Sweden. In the past, all efforts to find a solution to the more than four-year conflict, had failed: in 2016, peace had been discussions between the government and the Houthi rebels after more than a hundred days of negotiations without result.

Yemen has been going on since 2014 a civil war, in which, according to UN figures, about 10,000 people were killed, among them thousands of civilians. Because Yemen is imported traditionally, much of his food, and by the war, the supply was no longer covered, but also a famine. You could UN-information relating to soon, 14 million people. This is about half of the residents, said UN emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock at the end of October before the UN security Council in New York.

The neighboring country of Saudi Arabia is allied with the government and be bombarded together with a coalition of positions of the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

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