New York

20 September 2019

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on airstrike in Hudaydah, Yemen

The Secretary-General is concerned by the Coalition airstrike early in the morning of 20 September 2019 in the vicinity of the Al Hali District of Hudaydah governorate, north of the port city of Hudaydah.

The Secretary-General continues to urge all parties to exercise maximum restraint and ensure adherence to the terms of the Hudaydah Agreement of 13 December 2018. He recalls that the parties reconfirmed their commitment to the ceasefire established by the Agreement during the latest joint meeting of the Redeployment Coordination Committee earlier this month.

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General