UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on Monday urged the parties in Yemen to work with Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.
“I urge all parties to work with my Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, to reach a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
“All our actions must be driven by this,’’ Guterres said during a United Nations pledging conference to mobilise aid for Yemen.
“This is the fifth time we have convened a high-level pledging even, the bitter truth is that we will convene a sixth event next year, unless the war ends,’’ Guterres said.
The situation worsened after the Saudi-led coalition started an air campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen in 2015, leading to arguably the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
The United Nations has reported that more than 24 million of Yemenis, or 80 per cent of the country’s population, require humanitarian aid. (Sputnik/NAN)