UN envoy asks to study resumption of flights to Sanaa

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The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, announced that the situation in the country is getting worse as is the humanitarian crisis in a speech after a UN Security Council session on Yemen.

Ould Cheikh said 20 million people were affected by a multifaceted crisis in Yemen. He pointed out that the haphazard shelling of Taiz raises the number of victims.

The UN envoy asked for a resumption of flights to Sanaa, especially for patients.

He also pointed out that more than 1,700 people have died due to cholera, while also praising Saudi aid and support to contain the epidemic.

He also stressed that all parties to the conflict must respect international law.

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