US Special Envoy for Yemen Concludes Trip to the Middle East

The United States Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking finished his trip three-week visit to the Middle East last Saturday.

The trip was conducted to support the United Nations’ efforts to achieve a two-month ceasefire in Yemen, which began on April 2.

According to the Department of State (DOS), Lenderking wrapped up his journey by participating in a UN-led mission to raise awareness about the threat presented by the abandoned Safer oil tanker and raise funding for an emergency UN plan to avoid the disastrous regional economic, humanitarian, and environmental repercussions of a leak.

During his visit, Lenderking continued to advocate for more humanitarian aid to help overcome financial gaps that have resulted in millions of Yemenis receiving life-saving aid, as well as more economic aid to address Yemen’s worsening economic crisis.

The DOS also revealed that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will provide $1 billion in economic support to Yemen’s Central Bank.

“We must capitalize on this positive, unique momentum by securing a more lasting halt to fighting and a renewed, comprehensive peace process. Yemenis are expressing cautious optimism for the first time in years as a result of the constructive steps in recent weeks.” said the DOS.

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