Yemen: International Assistance

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Government of Saudi Arabia on unrestricted humanitarian access to Yemen.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We regularly raise the importance of ensuring unrestricted humanitarian access with the Government of Saudi Arabia. The Foreign Secretary discussed this issue most recently with Saudi Foreign Minister Al Jubeir on 5 September. We call upon all parties to the conflict to improve humanitarian access to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people. The UK sponsored a UN Security Council Presidential Statement with words to that effect which was agreed on 15 June.

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