September 16, 2019
 In 2024-Situation in Yemen

Topic: 2024-Situation in Yemen
Country: Russian Federation (UNSC)
Delegate Name: Asher Neville

The Yemeni Civil War has been an issue since 2014 with the biggest spark being the religious differences between each group. With both harboring different forms of Islam, the mostly Shiite Houthi rebels naturally would be against a new leader who is primarily Sunni. Conflicts with the new leadership would lead to unrest with the Iranian-backed Houthis.This issue can be addressed peacefully as long as the Houthis are able to get one of two results from this conflict, being a new government leader or separation of the government.

Despite the policies for foreign powers stating they cannot intervene in this conflict, there was bound to be some breaking of those rules. With Iran and Saudi Arabia backing the Houthis and many Western countries supporting Yemeni people, we see firearms being given towards a cause that will only get worse with more weaponry. The best way to combat this is to crack down on as much of the intervention even if that means sending in foreign troops. Pushing even further for peace talk and ceasefires would be extremely beneficial as well. Both sides of this conflict deserve a solid meeting point for their requests.

The UN can better communicate with Yemen through times of peace or by aiding people from Yemen whilst the conflict is raging. On the other hand, the Houthi rebels are backed solidly by some other Middle Eastern countries. Countries that have good relations with those countries may consider contacting those countries to try and get a better picture and relation to the Houthis. Once better relations are made, making peaceful debates and ceasefires will become much easier.

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