UN chief condemns attacks on civilian facilities in Saudi Arabia and Yemen

Recent escalation of the conflict in Yemen drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday.

“The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about reports of ongoing airstrikes in Hudaydah city and the targeting of Hudaydah’s ports, which provide a critical humanitarian lifeline for the Yemeni population,” the UN chief’s spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, said in a statement.

Over 23 million Yemenis face hunger, disease, and other life-threatening risks as the country’s basic services and economy are collapsing, the UN Office for Humanitarian Coordination (OCHA) had said. More