UNSC calls on Yemen's conflict parties for safely implement of Hodeida agreement

New York (Debriefer)
2019-03-14 | Since 2 Week

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The United Nations Security Council called on parties to the conflict in Yemen to implement the agreement on the redeployment of troops in the coastal province of Hodeida, west of Yemen and to ensure the UN monitoring mission can carry out its work safely and without interference.

After the UN Security Council held a special closed session in which he listened to the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths renewed his commitment to reach a political solution in Yemen in accordance with the UN resolutions, the Gulf initiative and the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference, expressing his concern about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the country.

General Michael Lollesgaard, who heads the UN mission to monitor redeployment from Hodeida, joined Griffithd to brief the council on the latest developments in Wednesday's session.

The UN Security Council warned of the violent fighting in the director of the Kusher in the province of Hajjah where the clashes occurred between the Houthis and the Hajoor tribes and have come to the control of the Houthis on the District.

An official in the Yemeni "legitimate" government revealed earlier that the head of the UN mission and the redeployment committee, the Danish General Michael Lollesgaard, told the "legitimate" Yemeni government' team in the Committee, that the Houthis did not agree to implement the first phase of the redeployment plan in Hodeida under the Swedish agreement.

The city of Hodeida and its three ports have been under Houthi control since late 2014, while Yemeni joint forces loyal to legitimate government and Arab coalition have massed at the city's fringes seeking to retake the strategic port.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake areas controlled by Houthis seen as proxy for Iran in the Arab Peninsula country.

The conflict has left hundreds of thousands killed or injured and 3 million displaced, pushing the country to the world's worst humanitarian crisis,according to the UN, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 8.4 million people unsure how to get next meal, and some 2 million children suffering severe shortage of nutrition.


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