Oxfam today welcomed the deal reached in Sweden between the warring parties in Yemen

By Oxfam

Muhsin Siddiquey, Oxfam Yemen Country Director, said:

"The agreement gives hope to Yemenis during a dark time. But that hope is fragile while fighting continues, salaries remain unpaid and hunger and disease claim lives. The agreement lays a promising foundation for peace in Yemen, which needs to be built upon constructively and quickly. The peace negotiations should also include more women's voices.

“It should be a stepping stone towards a country-wide ceasefire and urgent action to stabilize the economy, along with fully functioning air and sea ports. Under attack from hunger, disease and violence, Yemenis need peace now."

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