Quint countries fail to open up Yemen's ports

In response to the Foreign Ministers of the Quint countries (Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States) failing to make progress on opening up Yemen's ports, Oxfam said the suffering of millions of Yemenis would continue:

Shane Stevenson, Oxfam Yemen Country Director, said: "The failure to agree to break the blockade of Yemen will ensure more misery is heaped onto millions of people who are running out of food, fuel, medicines and even clean water. A population who have suffered nearly three years of war are at breaking point.

"Nothing short of fully opening of the country's major ports to allow in both humanitarian and commercial goods will offer relief. Nothing short of an immediate cease-fire will give people hope. Nothing short of a revitalised path to peace will give them a future." 

Contact: 

Benjamin Wiacek | Yemen Media Lead | +33 7 69 32 61 67 171 630 (France) | bwiacek@oxfam.org.uk 

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