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Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 110449, tabled on 30 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the creation of a humanitarian corridor to allow aid agencies and NGOs access to people in need in Yemen.

Answered on

7 November 2017

The UK has taken the lead in lobbying across the international community, urging all parties to the conflict to take action to ensure rapid, safe and unhindered humanitarian access. This call was repeated by the UN Security Council Presidential Statement (PRST) proposed and coordinated by the UK in June this year. The PRST expresses deep concern about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and calls for recognition of the importance of unhindered humanitarian access. We will now work with our partners to convert words into action. We call on all parties to respect these unified and clear demands from the international community.