Yemen – Peace plan and situation on the ground (October 31, 2016)


France expresses its deep concern over the parties’ rejection of the peace plan proposed by UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

Recent military developments, including a missile fired at Saudi Arabia and air strikes on a prison in Hodeidah on October 29 that left more than 60 dead, are unacceptable. With violence increasing on the ground and the humanitarian situation continuing to deteriorate, the parties must urgently agree on a solution to end the crisis and immediately stop their attacks on civilians as well as on other States.

France calls on the parties to abide by their international commitments, and particularly international humanitarian law, and to cooperate fully with the UN special envoy to swiftly achieve a cease-fire that is respected by all and an inclusive political solution that allows for lasting peace.