Urgent Question on humanitarian situation in Yemen: 7 November 2017

07 November 2017

Stephen Twigg, Chair of the International Development Committee, asked an Urgent Question on the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

Minister of State for the Department for International Development, Alistair Burt, responded on behalf of the Government and stated the United Kingdom will continue to work towards a political settlement that supports regional stability in the region.

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The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library published a briefing paper on the situation in Yemen in June 2017:

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