Angelina Jolie calls for end to hostilities in Yemen and solution to crisis – Current Affairs

Angelina Jolie calls for end to hostilities in Yemen and solution to crisis - Current Affairs



UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has called for an immediate end to hostilities in Yemen and for a definitive solution to a war that has caused the worst humanitarian crisis today.

"The international community has been shamefully slow in acting to end the crisis in Yemen. We have seen the situation deteriorate to the point where we are on the verge of hunger and the worst cholera epidemic in decades," Jolie said.

The war in Yemen opposes pro-government forces and a Saudi-led coalition to Iran-backed Huti rebels who in 2014 and 2015 have taken vast areas of the country, including the capital, Sanaa.

The conflict has already killed nearly 10,000 people, most of them civilians, causing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

In addition to cases of famine, the population suffers from diseases such as cholera.

Activist Angelia Jolie is currently in South Korea, where she thanked officials and civil society for the support of Yemeni refugees.

Jolie met with justice minister Park Sang-ki, responsible for the refugee camp, and praised South Korea for helping half a million Yemenis who arrived on the tourist island of Jeju last May.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi also visited South Korea in October to express his appreciation for the solidarity shown by the South Korean people.

Many South Koreans made generous individual contributions to refugees and to UNHCR.



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