Switzerland: Guterres laments 'catastrophic' humanitarian crisis in Yemen

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the ‘catastrophic’ humanitarian crisis in Yemen could become a ‘long-term tragedy’ if there is no international response plan to the ongoing civil war, at a speech in Geneva on Tuesday. “This war is causing enormous human suffering to some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world, and there are no humanitarian solutions... Еще to humanitarian crises,” said Guterres. The UN Secretary-General was joined by several officials at a day-long event aiming to raise $2.96 billion (€2.4 billion) to provide assistance to the people of Yemen. Guterres' speech came the day after a deadly bombing in Yemen's coastal city of Hodeidah, carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, which killed 12 people including 7 children. The war devastating Yemen has now entered its fourth year, with human rights organisations repeatedly accusing the Saudi-led coalition of bombing civilian areas. More than 16,200 have been died, another 40,000 injured and over two million displaced.

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