Statement attributable to the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen on the tragedy of Saada

Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (Photo: OSESGY/Ala'a Malhas)

Amman 09 August 2018 - I am deeply shocked by the appalling tragedy that claimed so many innocent lives today in Saada including children under the age of 15.

My heart goes out to the parents of those who were killed.

This should urge us all to exert more efforts to end the conflict through an inclusive intra-Yemeni dialogue.

I so hope that all parties will engage constructively in the political process, including consultations scheduled in Geneva in September.