Department for International Development written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Peter Kyle Peter Kyle Labour, Hove

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the UN's Humanitarian Coordinator on the situation in Yemen.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

My officials are in regular contact with the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen to discuss the latest humanitarian situation, as well as with the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator, the UN Special Envoy on the Yemen crisis for the Emergency Relief Coordinator, heads of agencies and our partners on the ground.

The Secretary of State for International Development has frequent discussions with the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien on the situation in Yemen – the most recent call was on 28 October. On 28 September, the Secretary of State co-chaired an event with him and the Assistant Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to discuss the situation on Yemen with heads of UN agencies and international partners. Ministers have regular meetings with NGO partners to discuss their assessment of the situation. The Co-Chairs statement from the meeting can be found here:

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