UN Envoy Arrives in Yemen as Saudi Aggression Continues
The UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed arrived in Sanaa on Sunday to press efforts to broker a ceasefire in the war-torn country.
Ould Cheikh hoped to secure a humanitarian truce “rapidly,” he told reporters at the airport.
The international envoy said that the ceasefire could pave the way for a “peaceful settlement of the crisis which has turned into a catastrophe.”
Meanwhile, the brutal Saudi aggression on the Arab impoverished country continued, with Saudi-led warplanes bombed several areas across Aden, killing six, including a child, officials said.
The dead from the Katyusha fire were Somali refugees who had sought shelter in a kindergarten, medics said.
Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.
On Wednesday, the United Nations declared Yemen a level three emergency, the highest on its scale.