Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock's Statement on Situation in Yemen

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I echo the statement of the Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, calling upon all parties to the conflict in Yemen to show restraint. All parties must live up to their obligations under international humanitarian law. I ask that the parties implement a cessation of hostilities, not least in and around all the infrastructure and facilities on which the aid operation and commercial importers rely.

As I told the Security Council on 23 October, and supporting today’s statement by the Special Envoy, the UN is ready to play an enhanced role in ensuring the appropriate use of key facilities, especially around Hudaydah.

New York, 13 November 2018

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