Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown urges Government to do everything possible to help peace process in Yemen

4th December 2018

With the threat of the worst famine in a century in Yemen next year, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls on the Government to everything possible to help broker a peace settlement under the auspices of UN special negotiator Martin Griffiths.

12. What steps he is taking to support a peace process in Yemen.

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Peace talks to resolve the terrible conflict in Yemen are due to start in Stockholm tomorrow and attendance is looking positive.

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Some humanitarian agencies are warning that, next year, Yemen could have the worst famine in a century. Is it not incumbent on the civilised world, therefore, to lift every sinew to broker a peace settlement under the auspices of Martin Griffiths, our UN special negotiator?

My hon. Friend speaks extremely wisely. There are 8.5 million people on the brink of starvation; 14,000 people are getting cholera every week; and 85,000 children have already died of starvation. That is why we have to do everything possible. Martin Griffiths is doing a fantastic and very difficult job.

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