Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Labour, Birmingham, Northfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that full humanitarian and commercial access to Hodeidah port is granted and maintained by the Saudi-led Coalition.

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 welcome the announcement on 22 January by the Saudi-led Coalition of an initiative to address the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Improving humanitarian access to all of Yemen is key to alleviating the continuing crisis. Continued access for commercial supplies including food and fuel through the ports of Hodeidah and Saleef remains critical to ensuring that the Yemeni people get the supplies they so desperately need. The UK will continue pressing all parties for complete and unhindered commercial and humanitarian access to all of Yemen.

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