Joint INGO statement on the escalation of violence on Hodeidah

International aid groups working in Yemen today expressed outrage at the loss of human life that has resulted from a military assault on Hodeidah city and its port and accused the attackers of a total disregard for human suffering.


The consequences of this attack will be nothing but catastrophic for the people of Hodeidah, as well as for the rest of the population across the country who rely on Hodeidah’s port for food, fuel and commercial goods, including life-saving supplies of medicines. Two-thirds of Yemen’s population are directly served by the port.

The current military intervention in Hodeidah is leaving hundreds of thousands of women, men and children stranded without any support or access to humanitarian aid. We are extremely worried about not being able to reach people in need as the warring parties advance, leaving civilians caught in the middle. We reiterate in the strongest possible terms that there is no military solution to this conflict. The only solution is to return to a viable peace process.

We also call on the international community to exert pressure on the warring parties to immediately halt the violence and return to meaningful dialogue.

The statement has been updated on June 14 due to the start of the attack on Hodeidah.


Action contre La Faim



CARE International

Danish Refugee Council

Global Communities

Handicap International

International Medical Corps   


International Rescue Committee

Islamic Relief

Mercy Corps


Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale

Relief International

Save the Children

Solidarités International

War Child UK