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Tue - 19 Jan 2021 - 06:26 AM ،،،

 The United Nations Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) has received disturbing reports of a significant increase in clashes in parts of Hodeidah governorate in recent days, especially in Hays and Ad Duraihimi.

The head of the mission and head of the Redeployment Coordination Committee, Lieutenant General Abhijit Juha, said Monday that this contradicts the parties’ obligations to cease fire and that the resulting civilian casualties are unacceptable.

The UN official added in a press release: “The safety and security of the local population remains of paramount importance and is the main reason behind the ceasefire agreement. We will do our best to remind the parties of their obligations under the Hodeidah Agreement and international humanitarian law. I urge them to stop this escalation before it causes more harm to civilians. ”

The team reiterated its call on the parties to enable UNMHA teams to visit sites of concern, including the highly contested areas and the sites of recent major incidents.

“The ability to conduct clearer assessments will help strengthen the Mission’s role in supporting the parties in implementing the Agreement,” he said.