UN Coordinator for Yemen completes assessment, calls for more international aid

Published April 28th, 2016 - 01:17 GMT
Pro-Hadi loyalist forces and civilians examine the aftermath of a suicide bombing in Aden. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
Pro-Hadi loyalist forces and civilians examine the aftermath of a suicide bombing in Aden. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)

The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, has concluded his evaluative visit to the province of Sa’ada.

The UN official urged all warring parties to maintain their commitment to the cessation of hostilities and allowing unconditional access to humanitarian organizations.

McGoldrick also requested from the international community to increase the level of support provided to Yemen.

"It is not possible to stop the suffering in Yemen only through finding a political solution", he said, hoping to continue the cessation of hostilities to allow expanding the humanitarian activities and paving the way for peace.

McGoldrick met, during his visit, with Sa'ada Governor, the Executive Council of the province and local authorities in Al-Qutaber to discuss the need for increasing support in the areas of quartering, health and education.

He urged to maintain the health and educational facilities protected as neutral facilities during armed conflicts.

" I call upon all parties to the conflict to act in accordance with international humanitarian law and to refrain from targeting civilian infrastructure, as the attacks on schools and hospitals bring disastrous results, especially on the children," he added.


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