Secretary-General Deeply Concerned About Casualties from Air Strikes in Yemen

18 September 2009
SG/SM/12461

Secretary-General Deeply Concerned About Casualties from Air Strikes in Yemen

18 September 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12461
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Deeply Concerned About Casualties from Air Strikes in Yemen

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about reports of recent air strikes during the course of military operations in the north of Yemen and the reported civilian casualties resulting from this.  The Secretary-General urges all sides of the conflict to immediately cease all fighting and to urgently allow humanitarian access to the afflicted areas.  The United Nations has launched a flash appeal to cover the immediate needs of those affected by the conflict in the country, and stands ready to provide any additional assistance needed.

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