Thousands of people rallied in central Sana’a on Tuesday to mark the fourth anniversary of the onset of the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Protesters held pictures of those killed in the conflict. One of the demonstrators said: “This year will be the year of victory and the year of legendary steadfastness.”
The Saudi-led war in Yemen was launched in 2015 as an attempt to crush the Houthi movement in the region and reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
The war has killed tens of thousands of people and left the country’s economy in tatters. According to recent UN reports, almost 80 percent of the Yemeni population – some 24 million people – are in need of assistance and protection, with millions facing the plight of starvation.