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Vicky Foxcroft MP

Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford

Yemen

The ongoing conflict in Yemen continues to be an issue of high concern to many people in Lewisham Deptford.

The visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the UK has rightly drawn attention to the ongoing suffering and dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, where over 10,000 people have been killed since 2014 and several million are at risk of famine.

I have previously expressed my deep concern about potential violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) in Yemen, including air strikes on civilians by the Saudi-led coalition which you can read here.

I firmly believe that we need an independent, UN-led investigation into these alleged violations and that the Government should impose an immediate suspension on any further arms sales for use in the Yemen conflict until such an investigation has concluded.

Human rights should be at the heart of our foreign policy and it is vital that a peaceful, negotiated resolution can be urgently secured.

I can assure my constituents that my Labour colleagues and I will continue to pressure the Government to use its influence to secure a UN resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire and resumption of peace talks in Yemen. I will be keeping my website updated on any further developments.  

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