China has renewed calls made by Russia and the Red Cross for an immediate truce in Yemen to enable the delivery of aid and medical supplies. Fighting between Houthi rebels and government troops rages on.
China said on Tuesday that it was deeply concerned about the situation in Yemen. In the Aden, the country’s second-largest city, more than 140 people have been killed in 24 hours.
“We call on all relevant parties to quickly implement a ceasefire and avoid further civilian casualties,” Chinese Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Monday that aid workers had been unable to deliver essential medical assistance to the capital, Sanaa, and to Aden because of the air and sea blockade by the coalition.