Governments in Yemen, the Philippines, Thailand, and Colombia and armed groups have heeded to the call of a cease-fire by the UN amid the coronavirus pandemic. But the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir is a far cry from peace.
The New People’s Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, announced a cease-fire in its 50-year war in late March, to ensure that all citizens can access testing and treatment.
In Colombia, a left-wing armed group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) declared a month’s cease-fire starting on April 1. In southern Thailand, local armed groups