Washington calls for protection of grain silos and warehouses in Hodeidah

Washington on Friday evening called on all parties to the Yemeni conflict to "protect silos and grain depots near the port of Hodeidah, stop fighting near the port and return to the negotiating table with UN envoy Martin Griffiths."

This was the briefing by the United States Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Healy, who presented it to members of the UN Security Council at the emergency session, which was held on Friday evening at the UN's permanent headquarters in New York.

"The Yemeni crisis is catastrophic, but the worst part is what we know about the crisis, which is that civilians are eating the leaves starving," said the US ambassador.

"The international community must do everything possible to help children, civilians and the hungry in Yemen," she added.

It called on all parties to the conflict to protect grain silos and food depots in Hodeidah. These warehouses must be protected by the parties concerned, and this is not a hard science. "

In her statement, Nikki Healy warned that "the fighting in Hodeidah makes access to it extremely difficult, and the parties concerned should also lift any restrictions on fuel, food and medicine."

"All members of the Council support the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, but what is lacking is our will," she said.

"The tragedy of Yemen goes beyond absorption, and we all have to remind the parties concerned that it is the negotiation that will end the war," she added.


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