Action Against Hunger joins 34 other organizations to issue the following statement ahead of the International Parliamentary Conference for Peace in Yemen:
Urgent Need for Independent International Inquiry on Yemen Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council
We the undersigned organisations welcome the action taken by the UN Security Council on 15 June 2017 on the situation in Yemen through its release of a Presidential Statement. This is a critical step towards addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis, protection of civilians and breaking the deadlock in political negotiations. However, more must be done.
We the undersigned organisations call upon UN Security Council members to take action to bring about an immediate ceasefire in Yemen, end the humanitarian crisis and support the UN Special Envoy's efforts towards an inclusive political solution to the conflict.