UN Calls For Structured, Consistent Support On Yemen

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg said that military escalation does not bring any sustainable solutions, calling on the international community to give consistent support to the country.

“There are no sustainable solutions to be gained from military escalation,” Grundberg said in a statement issued by his office during his visit to the UK.

Grundberg added that the parties can and should engage in a sustained political dialogue aimed at de-escalating the violence and finding a way towards a negotiated comprehensive solution.

Grundberg had expressed the willingness and readiness of the United Nations to help the political dialogue. “We are ready and eager to support this process,” Grundberg.

During his visit to the UK, Grundberg met with James Cleverly, the Minister for Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and a number of senior British officials, where they discussed the deteriorating economic situation in Yemen, the statement added.

They also talked about the recent military escalation and its impact on the prospects of reaching a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict, according to the statement.

Yemen has been triggered into civil war since 2014, when Iran-backed Houthi rebels captured much of the country’s territory, including Sanaa, the capital city.

According to UN estimation nearly 80% or about 30 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection and more than 13 million are in danger of starvation.

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