UN Official Discussed the Yemen Crisis in Tehran
Senior Advisor to Iran’s Foreign Minister in Political Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and the UN’s Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Partnerships in the Middle East and Central Asia Rashid Khalikov have discussed the Yemen Crisis in Tehran.
Khalikov and his entourage met Jaberi Ansari at the Iranian foreign ministry building on Sunday.
The meeting focused on Iran-UN humanitarian cooperation, in particular helping the crisis-hit countries in the West Asia.
The two sides also discussed the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen, and a forthcoming international summit on delivering humanitarian aid to Yemen.
After 3.5 years of deadly attacks on the innocent people of Yemen, international efforts to end the crisis are coming to fruition, as both warring sides have vowed to attend an upcoming round of peace talks in Sweden.
Since 2015, thousands of civilians, mostly children and women have been killed by Saudi airstrikes. Reports say that the Saudi-led coalition is committing daily crimes in Yemen.
The Saudi war has resulted in bringing famine to more than 14 million Yemeni civilian, which is half the population. According to Oxfam, a civilian is being killed because of the war every three hours. Moreover, the UN says that a child dies every 10 minutes due to starvation.