Security Council voices concern over worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen



The United Nations Security Council has warned about the worsening humanitarian situation in war-battered Yemen, stating the status quo is having a “devastating” impact on the lives of civilians in the impoverished Arab country.

“The Security Council expresses its grave concern at the continued deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and the devastating humanitarian impact of the conflict on civilians,” it said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement said the UN estimates that 22.2 million Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid, and the number is 3.4 million more than the figure recorded last year.

The statement, which was unanimously approved by the 15-member council, called on all parties involvedT in the Yemen conflict to “respect and protect schools, medical facilities, and personnel.”



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