November 29, 2018

Senator Young and UNICEF Executive Director Fore Issue Joint Statement on Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON – Following their meeting today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), issued the following joint statement regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen:

“We continue to call for an end to hostilities associated with the civil war in Yemen and for all parties to the conflict to urgently engage in good faith negotiations led by the Special Envoy. The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the worst the world has seen in many decades, and children have suffered the most. It is estimated that at least 6,000 children have been killed or seriously injured by the fighting and over 11 million require humanitarian assistance to survive. Governments should strongly support all efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire and sustainable peace.”

Photos from today’s meeting are included below: