CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON THE EXPIRED CEASEFIRE IN YEMEN

November 21, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the expired ceasefire in Yemen.

“I am deeply disappointed that the 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen has expired after repeated violations by the Houthis prompted the Saudi-led coalition to respond in kind. According to reports from local aid activists, the Houthis even prevented an 18-truck convoy of humanitarian aid from reaching the province of Taez. The civilian population has suffered greatly throughout 20 months of brutal conflict, and the United Nations estimates that there are now three million people in need of immediate food supplies, half of which are children suffering from malnutrition. I urge both parties to consider the humanitarian crisis they have inflicted on the people of Yemen and immediately extend the ceasefire. The solution to this nearly two-year-old conflict can only be found at the negotiating table.”

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