The Yemeni Civil War began in 2015 between two factions, each claiming to constitute the Yemeni government, along with their supporters and allies. In addition to worst of the worst humanitarian crises in history, with more than 3/4 of the population in need of aid according to the UN, the fighting has also led to widespread destruction of Yemen’s heritage.
Blue Shield – Statement on Yemen
3 June, 2015
The Blue Shield offers its unequivocal support for the United Nations Secretary General’s statements (26 May 2015). We agree that the only durable resolution to the current crisis in Yemen is an inclusive, Yemeni-led, peaceful transition process towards a negotiated political settlement. We share his aspiration that a long and lasting peace can be achieved as quickly as possible so as to alleviate the current intolerable humanitarian situation.
We also offer our total support for UNESCO’s Director General’s calls on all parties to protect Yemen’s unique cultural heritage.
Photo: Old City of Sana’a World Heritage site (Yemen), by UNESCO, via Wikimedia Commons.