UN leader calls to end fighting in Yemen

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed concern over the recent escalation of fighting in Yemen, with other UN leaders demanding the immediate resumption of commercial shipments to Yemen for the sake of the starving population.

Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement that the secretary-general is deeply concerned about the sharp escalation of armed clashes and airstrikes in the capital city of Sanaa and other parts of Yemen over the past several days. The new conflict and the blockade imposed on Nov. 6 by the Saudi-led military coalition, which is fighting Houthi rebels, have caused significant shortages of critical supplies, especially food and fuel, and resulted in price hikes, curtailing access to food, safe water and healthcare.

The secretary-general calls on all parties to the conflict to cease all air and ground assaults.

Source: VOV5