Red Cross: Humanitarians can’t fix Yemen without a political solution to armed conflict

Yemen’s disastrous humanitarian situation cannot be fixed by aid organizations as long as there is no political solution for the armed conflict there, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross told RT. Speaking during a visit to Moscow, Peter Maurer said he and other people providing relief for those living in conflict zones are hopeful that this week’s negotiations in Sweden would bring progress in curbing violence in the Arab country. “What is certainly true is that the humanitarians on their own can’t fix the situation in which Yemen is in today, this is one of the most dire humanitarian situation we have seen, people have been dying not only from the direct attacks, but also from the destruction of the infrastructure, of hospitals, of water systems,” he said. “This situation can only be fixed if a political solution is found. There is a slight light at the end of the tunnel with peace talks going on in Sweden.”

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