Ambassador Cohen Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Yemen


“Mr. President, we are concerned by the World Food Program’s reports of Houthi food aid diversion and call for a thorough investigation to identify and hold accountable those responsible for shameful theft. Interference with UN relief efforts can only prolong the misery of Yemeni citizens, and we call on all sides to ensure that food aid gets to those who need it most. We also call on all parties to honor fully the ceasefire in Hudaydah and to ensure that redeployments agreed to in Sweden proceed in due course. Credible redeployments are critical to sustaining peace in Hudaydah and restoring a functioning port to the country.”

                                                                                                                                                – AmbassadorJonathan Cohen