DRC welcomes announcement of a two-week ceasefire in Yemen

The Danish Refugee Council welcomes the announcement by the Saudi-led coalition of a two-week ceasefire in Yemen.
 
 

10.04.20

The Danish Refugee Council welcomes the announcement by the Saudi-led coalition of a two-week ceasefire in Yemen. Five years of armed conflict have decimated infrastructure, decreased security and has jeopardized access to the most basic of services.

In the face of violence, the Yemeni population has persisted. With the potential outbreak in Yemen of a global pandemic, which has strained health systems of countries all over the world, the ceasefire is a positive development at a critical moment.

Now more than ever, we need a unified front to face the pandemic. DRC is committed to supporting Yemenis, as they continue to persevere during this difficult time, and hopes that this announcement will result in a lasting ceasefire. We urge warring parties to allow humanitarian agencies to scale up their response, providing safe and unimpeded access to best safeguard the health and safety of the people of Yemen.