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Yemen's ongoing humanitarian crisis

EDM (Early Day Motion) 368: tabled on 22 April 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is extremely concerned that the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crisis could deteriorate further following reports of imminent aid cuts to UN humanitarian programmes in Yemen; notes that more than five years of fighting between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi armed group has already resulted in two-thirds of the population being on the brink of starvation and a broken healthcare system; is dismayed that, despite the announcement of a short unilateral ceasefire by the Saudi-led coalition, to help Yemen focus on containing the spread of the coronavirus, fighting has continued, including in the governorates of Marib, al-Jawf, Hajja, Al-Bayda, Sa’ada, Sana’a and Al-Hodeidah; urges all warring parties in Yemen not to exploit the pandemic for military and political gain, and to prioritise the welfare of the Yemeni people; and calls on the Government to work with the UN and the wider international community to back efforts to secure a long-lasting ceasefire, restart peace negotiations, and provide essential humanitarian supplies to all those in need.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.