UNHCR welcomes ceasefire delivering more aid in Yemen

Photo: Firial (age 8) helping her father Ali collect goods during the aid distribution in Al Hagri school, Al Mudafar district, Taizz. © UNHCR

GENEVA – More than 125,000 displaced people in the embattled town of Taizz, in southern Yemen, have received emergency supplies as part of a new aid push, UNHCR said today.

The UN Refugee Agency said the latest aid distributions were part of an on-going humanitarian response since the conflict began in March 2015 and not linked to a ceasefire reached earlier this week.

However, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told a press briefing in Geneva: “Access has often been difficult and UNHCR welcomes this week’s ceasefire … the opportunity to get help to people in need in hard-to-reach, conflict-affected areas is particularly important.”