Guterres said the humanitarian situation in Yemen is desperate.

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 Guterres said the humanitarian situation in Yemen is desperate.


Speaking to reporters on the same day, Guterres said that half of Yemens population, or 14 million people, could face famine in the coming months without urgent action. Yemen is standing on the edge of a precipice and its humanitarian situation is desperate. Guterres called for ceasefire, unimpeded humanitarian access, economic support and increased international funding to help reverse the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Yemeni government expressed its willingness to resume peace talks with Yemeni Hussein armed forces on the 1st to seek an end to years of armed conflict in Yemen. Guterres welcomed this and hoped that all parties would seize the opportunity to achieve peace in Yemen at an early date. The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Robert Locke, warned last month that an imminent and extraordinary famine would sweep through Yemen, with an estimated 14 million people facing famine, about half of the countrys total population. Source: Xinhua editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682

Speaking to reporters on the same day, Guterres said that half of Yemens population, or 14 million people, could face famine in the coming months without urgent action. Yemen is standing on the edge of a precipice and its humanitarian situation is desperate.

Guterres called for ceasefire, unimpeded humanitarian access, economic support and increased international funding to help reverse the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

Yemeni government expressed its willingness to resume peace talks with Yemeni Hussein armed forces on the 1st to seek an end to years of armed conflict in Yemen. Guterres welcomed this and hoped that all parties would seize the opportunity to achieve peace in Yemen at an early date.

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Robert Locke, warned last month that an imminent and extraordinary famine would sweep through Yemen, with an estimated 14 million people facing famine, about half of the countrys total population.