October 4, 2018

Young Meets with Top UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen

WASHINGTON– Yesterday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with Lise Grande, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, to discuss the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and what steps must be taken to prevent millions of people from starving to death.       

Following the meeting, Senator Young said, “I appreciated the opportunity to meet with Ms. Grande to receive an update on the horrible situation in Yemen and to discuss what additional steps we must take.  Currently, more than 8 million Yemenis are on the verge of starvation.  Without a political settlement and end to the civil war, millions of additional men, women, and children could join them.  Our humanitarian principles and our national security interests demand that we utilize all available leverage to eliminate obstacles to humanitarian relief and end the civil war.”

On September 21, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock briefed the United Nations Security Council and warned “that an additional 3.5 million people may soon be added to the 8 million already severely food insecure.”

Senator Young serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chairs the subcommittee that oversees the United Nations. 

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