UN / YEMEN GRUNDBERG

17-May-2022 00:01:46
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." UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / YEMEN GRUNDBERG
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 17 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Hans Grundberg, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, United Nations:
"The parties to the conflict in Yemen agreed to enter a two months truce which started on April 2nd this year and during these past six weeks we have seen a considerable positive impact on the daily lives of the many Yemenis. Only a couple of months ago many would have considered this unthinkable."
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Hans Grundberg, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, United Nations:
"First, and most importantly, the truce is holding up in military terms. 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. "
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Hans Grundberg, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, United Nations:
"The departure of the flight from Sanaa Airport to Amman yesterday is a critical element and it's something we've been working hard on and something I was personally happy to see. And also, was the fruit of serious compromises in order to make it happen and also serious cooperation with the international community and I am greategul for the support that I have received so far."
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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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