Statement attributed to the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen Martin Griffiths
Amman, 09 April 2019 – I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic deaths of civilians, the majority of whom were young female students attending school, in Saewan area in Sana’a, on 7 April.
I would like to offer my sincere condolences both to those affected by this tragic loss of life, and to Yemeni civilians across the country who continue to suffer the devastating impacts of the conflict.
This loss of life shows the terrible impact that the conflict continues to have on society’s most vulnerable and on the country’s infrastructure and essential services.
I strongly urge all parties to make every possible effort to put an end to civilian suffering and allow young Yemenis to grow up in peace and safety. Only an inclusive political solution will end this cycle of violence and destruction.