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