In a statement, Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen has expressed deep concerns over the sufferings of the innocent Yemenis who have suffered greatly due to the ongoing war in the country.
“Innocent Yemenis continue to die and suffer because of this terrible war,” said Ms. Grande.
“We have to be clear, absolutely clear about this,” said Ms. Grande. “Parties which have taken up arms are responsible, morally and legally, for doing everything possible to protect civilians and ensure they receive the assistance they are entitled to and need. There are political options on the table to end the fighting and move to political dialogue. With famine looming and funding running out, the parties have to find the strength and courage to do this.”
Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Nearly 80 per cent of the population – over 24 million people – require some form of humanitarian assistance and protection. By mid-October, only US$1.4 billion of the US$3.2 billion needed in 2020 has been received.