Remarks by the Secretary-General to the Pledging Conference on Yemen

Date published
03 Apr 2018
Development & humanitarian aid, Disasters, Protection, human rights & security
United Nations (UN)

Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen. 

And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment. 

Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

As the conflict enters its fourth year, more than 22 million people – three-quarters of the population – need humanitarian aid and protection. 

Some 18 million people are food insecure; one million more than when we convened last year. And a horrifying 8.4 million of these people do not know how they will obtain their next meal.