In this edition of Comment, we ask: How much is the UN to blame for Yemen's humanitarian crisis?
Saudi Arabia has violated the latest ceasefire in war-torn Yemen just minutes after its commencement in the impoverished Arab country.
Meanwhile, the United Nations special envoy to Yemen has called for respecting a five-day ceasefire in Yemen in a bid to boost the delivery of sorely-needed aid.
Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 - without a UN mandate - in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls the capital, Sana’a, and other major provinces, and to restore power to the country's fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.
Meanwhile, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization recently warned of a “catastrophic” humanitarian situation in Yemen, saying more than 15 million Yemenis are suffering from food insecurity in the wake of the Saudi airstrikes.
According to the latest UN figures, the Saudi military campaign has so far claimed the lives of over 1,400 people and injured close to 6,000 others, roughly half of them civilians.