UN debates Russian proposal for ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Yemen

The UN Security Council is considering a Russian call for a military pause in Yemen to allow aid through. The Red Cross has warned of many more deaths in the country without rapid assistance to the wounded.

The Russian draft resolution circulated at an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Saturday called for “regular and obligatory” breaks in air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition to allow aid to be delivered to civilians caught in fighting.

After the meeting, Jordan’s UN Ambassador Dina Kawar, the current president of the Council, said members needed time to consider the Russian proposal, but recognised that there was a “grave humanitarian situation” in Yemen.
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Source News: DW