The conflict in Yemen has had a devastating impact on children, so I joined other MPs at an event in Parliament, hosted by Save the Children, to discuss the work they and the UK government are doing to help the children of Yemen.
I am pleased that the Government is working in Yemen to address the urgent humanitarian needs and support an effective international humanitarian response. Ministers have more than doubled our humanitarian funding to Yemen over the last year, making the UK the fourth largest donor to the humanitarian crisis. We are providing vital medical supplies, water, food and nutrition, and emergency shelter to those most in need and have so far supported more than 1.3 million Yemenis. We need to build resilience and protect key institutions to help lay the foundations for post-conflict recovery.
Ultimately, a political solution is the best way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and end the conflict. The suffering of the people of Yemen is deeply concerning, which is why making progress on peace talks is the top priority. The UN has drawn up a road map for ending the conflict, which outlines the security and political steps the parties must take.
The UK is taking a central role in this and in the effort to garner the necessary support for the pending UN resolution that supports it.