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UN Aims to Extend and Expand Yemen Ceasefire with Four-Point Plan – Middle East Monitor

The United Nations on Monday proposed extending the ceasefire in Yemen beyond 2 October. This includes four point plans including the opening of an additional road at Taiz and a regular flow of fuel to Hudaydah Port. Anadolu Agency report.

The Yemeni government and Houthi rebels agreed earlier this month to extend the ceasefire for another two months until 2 October. The ceasefire has enabled him to respond to commercial flights from the rebel-held Sanaa airport in Yemen’s capital for the first time in six years.

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg told the UN Security Council that the ceasefire remained broadly in place militarily.

“Civilian casualties continue to fall, with the first week of August seeing the lowest number of civilian casualties since the start of the armistice and since the beginning of the war,” he said. said.

“Most civilian casualties continue to be the result of explosive war debris, including mines and unexploded ordnance.”

However, he warned of an increase in child casualties, now accounting for nearly 40% of reported civilian casualties.

He also said the expanded agreement would address additional humanitarian and economic issues and create a more conducive environment for resuming peace talks.

read: UNICEF says nearly 50% of Yemen’s displaced persons are children.

The UN proposal for an extended ceasefire includes regular payments of salaries and pensions to civil servants, the opening of additional roads in the southwestern city of Taiz and other governorates, and additional purposes to and from Sana’a’s international airport. ground is included. Regular flow of fuel airport to Hudeida port.

Yemen’s civil war began in September 2014, when Iran-backed Houthi rebels occupied much of the country, including Sana’a.

A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia went to war in early 2015 to restore the Yemeni government to power.

Eight years of conflict have created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, putting millions at risk of starvation.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220815-un-seeks-to-extend-and-expand-yemen-truce-with-4-point-plan/ UN Aims to Extend and Expand Yemen Ceasefire with Four-Point Plan – Middle East Monitor

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