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Yemen: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 269637, tabled on 26 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent an escalation of violence in al-Hodeidah Governorate.

Answered on

4 July 2019

We continue to warn that Any renewed military activity in Hodeidah would be catastrophic for Yemen, potentially pushing millions into famine. We welcomed Houthi redeployments as a crucial first step in the plan to implement the Hodeidah Agreement, but there is more to do. The UK encourages all parties to continue to constructively engage with the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and General Lollesgaard. Implementing the Hodeidah Agreement remains a critical step towards the broader peace process.