A step toward appeasement after 8 years of war, Yemen

Landsat OLI-TIRS acquired on 23 October 2013 from 07:33:20 to 07:33:44 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 08 October 2018 at 07:28:01 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 12 October 2022 at 07:28:29 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 17 October 2022 at 07:29:11 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Land, food security, agriculture, Yemen, Saudi Arabia
Fig. 1 - S2 (23.10.2013) - Yemen lies at South, Saudi Arabia at North. View of the western border before the civil war.
NDVI shows at right. The land seems more green on the Yemen side.
Fig. 2 - S2 (08.10.2018) - With Saudi destruction of Yemen crops, fields have regressed a lot more in Yemen than in Saudi Arabia.
Fig. 3 - S2 (12 & 17.10.2022) - More surfaces are cultivated on the Yemen side of the border again.
After the death of 300-400 000 people in this war, mostly civilians, it's possibly the deepest sign of appeasement since 2014 with 869 prisoners exchanged between the Houthis and the Government backed by a Saudi-led coalition. The different phases of this war may explain the comparative evolution of crops between Yemen and neighbouring Saudi Arabia (used as witness).