Cease war in Yemen, says UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Cease war in Yemen, says UN Secretary-General António Guterres
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United Nations: The UN Secretary General has called on parties to end conflict in Yemen expressing deep concern for the War torn country where dozens of people have died and hundreds of them injured.

A statement issued by the Spokesman of UN Secretary General said that “Ambulances and medical teams cannot access the injured and people cannot go outside to buy food and other necessities. Aid workers are unable to travel and implement critical life-saving programmes at a time when millions of Yemenis rely on assistance to survive.”

It has been more than two years of relentless war between the government and Houthi rebels and its allies. This war has devastated Yemen which is the poorest country in the Arab world and the citizens of Yemen find it difficult to obtain essential goods and required health care.

“It is paramount that civilians are protected, that the wounded are afforded safe access to medical care, and that all sides facilitate life-saving humanitarian access.” Said the UN Chief.
The war has caused significant shortages of critical supplies, especially food and fuel, and resulted in price hikes, curtailing access to food, safe water and healthcare.

More than 40.7 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian support, with some 9.8 million in acute need of assistance.

The statement of the UN Chief also said that “The Secretary-General reiterates that there is no military solution to the Yemen conflict. He urges all parties to the conflict to engage meaningfully with the United Nations to revitalize inclusive negotiations on a political settlement.”