Challiss and then Heather, can you please outline for us what the last five weeks of fighting mean in terms of people’s ability to eat and get health care. If the fighting were to end today, would there be a quick recovery? And what kind of problems will we see if we do not get a ceasefire soon?
Thanks Elias. A very good point. We will move on to talk about the international community's role very soon.
Great points Challiss and Heather. Many thanks. You and other contributors have given a good picture of the depth of the crisis.
Let’s cross now to Addis, where the peace talks are taking place.
Don Bosco, can you tell us why the two parties are finding it so hard to agree to a ceasefire?
@Heather - if international organisations were providing 80% of healthcare even before the conflict kicked off, it suggests there needs to be a huge focus on building up government capacity if and when peace is restored. What were the sticking points to this pre-December, and how to overcome them in future?
Thanks Ndungu, I know some of our panelists and contributors strongly disagree with that! I'm sure they will tell us why in due course...
What do you think can be done to unlock the peace talks? And I throw this question open to all our panelists. We are all keen to hear positive ideas on this point.