United Nations special envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg shed light Tuesday on the deteriorating situation in Yemen at the U.N. Security Council briefing.
Grundberg called for an end to the devastating conflict that began in 2014, as civilian casualties surge and humanitarian aid dries up.
Ending the war is a choice, he said.
His comments come amid an ongoing spike in aerial bombings by the U.S.-supported Saudi-led coalition.
January was a “record-shattering month” for civilian deaths in Yemen.
Emergency relief coordinator Martin Griffiths said aid groups operating in Yemen are rapidly running out of money.
As a result, nearly two-thirds of major U.N. aid programs have already been scaled back or closed altogether, said Griffiths.
He stressed, “the best thing anyone could do for the people of Yemen would be to find a just, lasting end to the war.”