DOHA – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Sunday against a deteriorating humanitarian situation 2019 in Yemen if progress is not made to restore peace in this country already devastated by the war.
"The fact that the famine has not yet been declared does not diminish our concern about the very high level of hunger in Yemen," said the UN chief at a conference held in Yemen. press in Doha on the sidelines of the Doha Forum conference.
This concern is fueled, he added, by "the number of people dying in particularly dramatic circumstances and by the fact that without peace we will face in 2019 a situation much worse than that today. "
The UN says Yemen is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world because of the nearly four-year war. The UN has just won a truce between belligerents, Thursday after talks in Sweden, in the sensitive area of Hodeida (western Yemen), essential to the delivery of humanitarian aid.
But this truce is weakened with the continuation of fighting between pro-government forces and the Ansarullah (Houthis) movement, which control the city of Hodeida and its port. Since 2014, the war in Yemen has killed at least 10,000 people, and millions of people are at risk of starvation in that country.