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Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 137204, tabled on 13 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to support British (a) NGOs and (b) importers of life saving goods in Yemen in the event that the US terrorist designation of Ansarallah in Yemen affects the work of those humanitarian organisations.

Answered on

22 January 2021

We are deeply concerned by assessments from the UN and NGOs that the US Administration's decision to designate the Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation is likely to disrupt the humanitarian response and stop vital food supplies getting in to Yemen. We have already engaged with the US to urge them to ensure that the vital humanitarian response, including food supplies, are not disrupted.  Ministers and officials will continue to engage closely with the UN and other donors, including the US, to ensure life-saving humanitarian aid reaches the millions of Yemenis in need.