SANAA, The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, expressed sadness at the death of dozens of civilians, including children, in airstrikes over the past two days.

He called on all parties to take tangible and quick steps to reduce the violence, respect international humanitarian law and allow for a conducive environment for Yemen to return to a political process without delay.

Yemen needs to break from this vicious cycle of violence now, and be safeguarded from the recent tensions in the region, Griffiths added.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen (OCHA) said, 22 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in two separate airstrikes in the past two days.

We share our deepest condolences with the families of the killed and injured, said Lise Grande, humanitarian coordinator in Yemen.

Griffiths has been shuttling between Sanaa and Riyadh to try to rescue a peace deal reached in Sweden last year between the Houthis and the Saudi-backed exiled government.

Source: NAM News Network

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