The European Union (EU) on Wednesday urged all parties to the conflict in Yemen to respect international humanitarian law and prioritize the protection of civilians after the intensification of military operations around the city and the port of Hudaydah.
“The latest developments will only lead to further escalation and instability in Yemen, thus undermining the ongoing efforts of the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to resume a political track,” said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides in a joint statement. “An attack on the port of Hudaydah, which is a critical facility for the delivery of life-saving items to the Yemeni population, would further deteriorate the already catastrophic humanitarian situation in the country,” they said.
The EU reiterated its call on all parties to engage with the UN Special Envoy to resume talks towards a negotiated and inclusive political solution to the conflict.
Source: Kuwait News Agency