Peace talks on Yemen conflict soon to get underway

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Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Negotiations aimed at ending the bloodshed in Yemen will soon get underway, aimed at restoring peace to the beleaguered country.

That's according to the UN's Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheik Ahmed, who briefed the Security Council late last week on the situation there.

The conflict is taking "a dreadful toll" on civilians, with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen reporting more than 2,500 deaths over the past seven months. Meanwhile, millions of people are in desperate need of food aid.

Reem Abaza spoke with Mr Ahmed. She began by asking him when peace discussions were expected to begin.

Duration: 5:10

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