UN wants Saudi-led siege on Yemen totally lifted

 

The chief of the United Nations' humanitarian affairs office has stressed that the Saudi-led blockade of Yemen has to be totally lifted.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Friday that the Saudi-led military coalition waging war on Yemen had to completely lift the blockade of Yemen, where nearly eight million people are “right on the brink of famine.”

“It is absolutely essential that people uphold their international obligations. Wars have rules and they need to be complied with,” he said.

Saudi Arabia and its allies have been ceaselessly pounding Yemen since March 2015.

 

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