Ceasefire In Yemen Still Largely Holding Despite Reports Of Violations - UN Spokesman
Muhammad Irfan 7 days ago Thu 14th March 2019 | 11:18 PM
The UN-brokered ceasefire in Yemen's port city of Al Hudaydah is mostly holding despite reports of sporadic violations, United Nations Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Thursday
"The ceasefire is still generally holding," Dujarric said, adding that UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and UN monitoring chief General Michael Lollesgaard continue to engage in contacts with various actors in the conflict. "They try to push for the actual implementation of the agreemen,t which is what we are all working for and which the parties have told us they are committed to."
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to report to the UN Security Council on the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and address its violations, as was agreed under the council's ceasefire resolution, the spokesman noted.
Yemen has been engulfed in a violent conflict between the government and the Houthi movement since 2015. In December, during the first round of UN-led consultations in Sweden, the warring parties to the Yemeni conflict agreed to a ceasefire in Al Hudaydah, as well as an exchange of prisoners and establishment of humanitarian corridors in the area.