House of Commons
FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR IN YEMEN
EDM #2217
Tabled 22 March 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House notes with deep sadness that 26 March 2019 marks the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in Yemen during which an estimated 60,000 people have been killed; further notes that despite the Stockholm Agreement, an average of three civilians a day are still dying and that 22.2 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance; commends aid agencies including Oxfam, Save the Children, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Islamic Relief, Médecins Sans Frontières, Action Against Hunger, International Rescue Committee and Care International, which have highlighted in the last 10 days the terrible plight of the Yemeni people; urges all sides involved in the fighting to implement the peace agreements made in Stockholm, including the mutual redeployment of forces in Hodeidah; implores authorities to allow in humanitarian aid without delay; and calls for an immediate nationwide ceasefire and further peace talks.

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