UN official hopes Yemeni warring parties abide by ceasefire set to begin Sunday

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UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (APP): A senior United Nations relief official for Yemen has expressed hope that all parties to the conflict in that country abide by the ceasefire agreement set to go into effect at midnight tonight, noting that only a political solution can bring the lasting peace Yemenis deserve and are demanding.
“I am encouraged by the prospect of a cessation of hostilities set to start on 10 April. If respected, the agreement will provide men, women and children in Yemen a much needed respite from the increased violence they have been facing, on a daily basis, for over a year now,” Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie Mcgoldrick said in a statement.
Large-scale relief operations are already under way in Yemen, the UN said. During this period, it added, humanitarians will continue doing their best to deliver assistance to those in need and negotiate sustained access to hard-to-reach areas.