"Today, I hope we are seeing the beginning of the end of one of the biggest tragedies of the 21st century — the conflict in #Yemen, the worst humanitarian crisis in the world." On Thursday, #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres gave encouraging updates on the peace process in Yemen, including agreements reached, the establishment of a ceasefire and more. For example, parties to the conflict agreed to a ceasefire in the port city of Hodeidah, a key lifeline for millions of people in the country.
The announcement came following consultations between representatives of the Houthi and Yemeni delegations, pictured shaking hands, as Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of #Sweden and the Secretary-General look on.
More than 24 million people – about 75% of the population – need some form of assistance and protection in Yemen. 20 million people are food insecure, with half of those people unsure how they will get their next meal.
In response, our colleagues at the @worldfoodprogramme_official (WFP) are scaling up their operations in in hopes of reaching up to 14 million people. This is only one way the UN family is providing relief when and where possible. 📸: courtesy of Swedish Foreign Ministry video