Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 20th November 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee 4:26 pm, 20th November 2017

I think it is pretty clear that this is a blockade, and the sheer scale of the humanitarian crisis must now require urgent action by this Government and our partners to press the Saudis to lift the blockade. The Minister said in his statement that our NGO partners in Yemen are already reporting that water in major cities has

“stopped operating because of a lack of fuel.”

Can he tell us how extensive the fuel supplies are? When will it no longer be possible to distribute food? The level of death will increase dramatically as a result.