Wednesday 15 March 2017 / 3:33 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Yemen urgently needs a ceasefire, a political settlement and food aid – Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the
publication of a UN report showing that Yemen has moved closer to famine, said:

“Yemen urgently needs a ceasefire, a
political settlement, and food aid. It does not need more bombing.

“Britain must stop selling billions of
pounds’ worth of arms to Saudi Arabia. This is only prolonging the conflict. We
are providing the means for the Saudis to continue a war which has been shown
to include the aerial bombardment of farming land, fishing boats, and ports
that provide access for desperately-needed humanitarian aid.”