UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths "concerned" by military escalation in Hudaydah
Today, Thursday, the United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, expressed his grave concern over the military escalation in the Hodeidah governorate, in the west of the country.
In a press release, Nashwan News obtained a copy, Griffiths said, "is following with deep concern the recent military escalation in Hudaydah governorate and the reports of a number of casualties among the civilian population, including women and children."
Griffiths added: “This military escalation not only constitutes a violation of the Hudaydah ceasefire agreement but it runs against the spirit of the ongoing UN-facilitated negotiations that aim to achieve a nationwide ceasefire, humanitarian and economic measures and the resumption of the political process.
"I have been engaging with all sides. I call on them to immediately stop the fighting, respect the obligations they made under the Stockholm agreement, and engage with UNMHA's joint implementation mechanisms, Mr. Griffiths added.
Hodeidah has been witnessing an escalation by the Houthi militia for about a week, while the international envoy Martin Griffiths and the United Nations mission are facing Yemeni criticism, in light of the silence about the Houthi violations.
Automatic translation (experimental) – The original text is in Arabic