UN draft resolution calls for Yemen truce, two weeks to unblock aid shipments

 

A United Nations draft resolution has called for an immediate truce in Hudaydah, Yemen’s strategic port and its only conduit to the outside world, setting a two-week deadline for removing all barriers to humanitarian aid for the impoverished state.

The UK-drafted resolution was presented to the UN Security Council on Monday, following a report from a UN envoy to Yemen working to arrange peace talks in Sweden to end the nearly four-year war.

The draft text calls "on the parties to introduce a cessation of hostilities in Hudaydah governorate, to end all attacks on densely populated civilian areas across Yemen and to cease all missile and UAV attacks against regional countries and maritime areas."

The resolution also calls on warring sides to "facilitate the unhindered flow of commercial and humanitarian food, water, fuel, medicine and other essential imports across the country, including by removing within two weeks of the adoption of this resolution, any bureaucratic impediments that could restrict such flows."

 

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