The members of the UN Security Council expressed concern about the serious humanitarian impact of the continued road closures around Taiz, and called on the Houthi coup militias to act flexibly in negotiations and to open major roads immediately.
In a statement today, the Council welcomed the extension of the truce in June, and renewed their appreciation for the measures taken by the parties to maintain the truce, which led to real and tangible benefits for the Yemeni people, including reducing civilian casualties.
He commended the flexibility of the Yemeni government in enabling the entry of fuel ships into Hodeidah and enabling flights between Sana’a, Amman, Sana’a and Cairo, and commended the support of regional partners.
The Council also expressed its hope that the enhanced truce would translate into a permanent ceasefire and a comprehensive political settlement, under the auspices of the United Nations.. It called on the Yemeni parties to continue their engagement with the UN envoy, negotiate and communicate with each other in the spirit of mutual respect and reconciliation.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their deep concern about the threat of famine and encouraged donors to fully fund the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan.
They stressed the need to reach a comprehensive political settlement to address humanitarian and economic crises, and to protect civilians.