UN announces humanitarian conference on Yemen' crisis in partnership with Saudi Arabia

Riyadh (Debriefer)
2020-03-01 | Since 4 Year

Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

The United Nations said on Sunday that it will organize, in partnership with Saudi Arabia, a conference in Riyadh next month for donors related to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and United Nations will hold a high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen on April 2, Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said at the 2nd Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum on Sunday. 

Lowcock said: "Following the gracious decision of his Majesty King Salman, Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the United Nations, will convene a high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen Here in Riyadh on the 2nd of April," . "we hope all our donors will respond and participate to the fullest extent."

"But alongside resources is also essential that at all blockages and hindrances to the relief operation are addressed so that aid agencies can reach needy people in accordance with the humanitarian principles," he added.

Yemen is witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to UN reports, due to the power struggle for 5 years between the internationally recognized Yemeni government forces backed by an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and the Iranian-backed Ansar Allah group (Houthis).


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