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UN emergency relief coordinator in Yemen

IANS  |  Sana'a 

The UN for Humanitarian Affairs and arrived in on Thursday for a three-day visit to address the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.

A week before his visit, had said in a UN statement that cessation of hostilities would pave the way towards ending Yemen's crisis.

"Full implementation of all five measures -- a cessation of hostilities, protection of the supply of and essential goods, support for the economy, increased funding for the response and engagement by the parties with the to end the conflict -- is essential to prevent potential catastrophe," Lowcock said.

The UN's latest attempt to hold peace talks to end the war in broke down on September 8 as the delegation from the group that controls the capital did not attend the conference in Geneva, according to news.

In various reports, Unicef has highlighted that the conflict in made it "a living hell for children" with over 80 per cent of the child population in need of humanitarian assistance.



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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 17:00 IST