Yemen: Food

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 7 February 2024.

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Photo of David Mundell David Mundell Conservative, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent unintended impacts from sanctions on food imports to Yemen by (a) the private sector and (b) humanitarian organisations.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK seeks to mitigate any unintended negative impacts of sanctions, including on humanitarian aid delivery. The UK's Yemen sanctions regulations include an exception which allows eligible humanitarian organisations, their service providers and delivery partners, to undertake activities necessary to ensure the timely delivery of humanitarian assistance, and to support other activities that support basic human needs.

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