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Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow morning (13 June), the Security Council will hold an open briefing, followed by closed consultations, on Yemen. UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg and Director of OCHA’s Operations and Advocacy Division Edem Wosornu are expected to brief in the public session. The head of the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA), Major General Michael Beary, will brief in consultations. Before the meeting, several Council members may hold a joint stakeout on last week’s arrest by the Houthi rebel group of 13 UN Yemeni national staff.

The Council’s monthly meeting on Yemen also comes as hostilities appear to have escalated between the Houthis and the US, and as the Houthis and the internationally recognised Yemeni government have intensified economic measures against one another. The US has led international forces in combatting Houthi attacks against commercial shipping in the Red Sea, which the rebel group has carried out since November 2023 demanding that Israel end the war that it launched in the Gaza strip after the 7 October 2023 attacks led by the Palestinian armed group Hamas.

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