IslamNews – Members of the UN Security Council condemned the escalation in Yemen’s Marib and cross-border Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia on Thursday.
Members called for a de-escalation in the conflict and an immediate end to the Houthi offensive on Marib. They condemned the militia’s use of child soldiers in the fighting there.
The Security Council called on all parties to come together and work with the UN special envoy Martin Griffiths to negotiate a nationwide ceasefire in the country.
The Houthi offensive on Marib places one million internally-displaced people at grave risk and threatens efforts to secure a political settlement.
The council emphasized the importance of facilitating humanitarian assistance as well as the movement of fuel ships into Hodeidah port.
The council also called for a “global ceasefire” to facilitate COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the world’s hotspots.