- Jan 16, 2021
Aid agencies and Catholic officials are sounding the alarm on Yemen’s spiraling humanitarian crisis, calling on the combatants to end the war and make badly needed assistance available.
Pope Francis expressed his support for Yemeni refugees in South Korea by sending funds from papal charities.
The Saudi-led coalition’s assault on Hodeida, Yemen’s main port city, will have a “catastrophic impact” on the ability of relief groups to get food, medicine and other aid to vulnerable Yemeni families in urgent need of assistance, a Catholic aid agency warned.
Catholic and other faith-based aid groups are urging an end to fighting in Yemen, where three years of war have created a humanitarian crisis, including “the world’s largest food security emergency,” according to the United Nations.
In his Easter Sunday “Urbi et Orbi” address, to the city and the world, Pope Francis prayed for a swift end to the war in Syria, dialogue on the Korean Peninsula, and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.