YEMEN Press Agency

UN envoy warns of serious consequences for civilians due to escalation in Hodeidah

Amman, June 13 (YPA) –  The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said the military developments in Hodeidah are very worrying and the military escalation has serious consequences for the humanitarian situation in Yemen,  according to a statement obtained by Yemen Press Agency.

“I can only reiterate that there is no military solution to the conflict,” Griffith said.

Griffith confirmed that he would continue to work on any opportunity to avoid military confrontation in Hodeidah.

Mr Griffiths  said that he was in constant contact with all the parties involved to ensure that all of their concerns were addressed, on a political, humanitarian and security level.

Mr Griffiths call on the parties to engage constructively with his efforts to spare Hodeidah any military confrontation, and  to exercise restraint and to give peace a chance.”

He also stressed that the United Nations is determined to press ahead with the political process to end the conflict in Yemen despite recent developments.


Sameera Hassn