Full Humanitarian Access, Action To End Conflict Critical To Achieving Long-Lasting Peace In Yemen
Inter Press Service: Yemen the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis, Says U.N. Chief
António Guterres, secretary general of the U.N.
“…Yemen’s situation today is catastrophic. But with international support, we can and must prevent this country from becoming a long-term tragedy. … Thanks to humanitarian agencies and our partners, the cholera epidemic has been contained and famine … has so far been averted, although there is no room for complacency on either count. … [T]he scale of suffering that we see in Yemen requires rapid, full funding for the 2018 response plan. … Humanitarian agencies and their partners need full and unconditional access at all times. … We must see action to end the conflict. … A negotiated political settlement through inclusive intra-Yemeni dialogue is the only solution. … I urge all parties to engage with my new special envoy, Martin Griffiths, without delay. And I reiterate my call for full respect for international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure…” (4/4).