Yemen: “We’ve seen considerable positive impact of the truce on people’s daily lives” -Special Envoy

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The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, said that the truce in the country, that started on 2 April, has already had “a considerable positive impact on the daily lives of the many Yemenis.”

Noting the importance of the temporary agreement, that should last two months, Grundberg said that “only a couple of months ago many would have considered this unthinkable.”

Following closed consultations in the Security Council on Tuesday ( 17 May), the Special Envoy told journalists in New York that “first, and most importantly, the truce is holding up in military terms.”

According to Grundberg, over the past six weeks, civilian casualties have dropped considerably, fighting has sharply reduced, no aerial attacks emanating from Yemen across its borders and no confirmed airstrikes inside Yemen.

“Frontlines across Yemen have quietened down significantly. And there are reports of increasing humanitarian access, including in some frontline locations that had previously been extremely difficult to access,” the Special Envoy said.

Grundberg also called yesterday’s departure of a flight from Sanaa Airport to Amman, the first commercial flight in the country in nearly six years, “a critical element”.

The Special Envoy added that the positive step was “the fruit of serious compromises” and also “serious cooperation with the international community”.

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