4 December 2018
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown urges Government to do everything possible to help peace process in Yemen

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.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con)

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


The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr Jeremy Hunt)

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


Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

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?

Mr Hunt

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.