A young girl waiting at the food distribution centre. NRC hopes to reach 11,977 households with food and cash vouchers in Yemen. 
Photo: NRC/Mohamed Qatab
Read caption A young girl waiting at the food distribution centre. Photo by Mohamed Qatab/NRC

EU Action Needed on Yemen

NRC|Published 17. Nov 2015
In an open letter to EU Foreign Ministers, the Norwegian Refugee Council and 14 other aid agencies called for concerted EU action to address the ongoing political, security and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

The agencies highlighted the grave conditions for civilians in Yemen after eight months of fighting, with regular violations of the laws of war and restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid. Up to 13 million people are going hungry, they said.

The agencies proposed seven concrete recommendations for the EU, including reopening all land, sea and air routes into Yemen and facilitating unimpeded humanitarian access to people in need. The EU and its Member States should also increase their financial support to Yemen to match the scale of humanitarian needs.

Click here to read the open letter to EU Foreign Ministers