September 16, 2019
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 In 2024-Situation in Yemen

Topic: 2024-Situation in Yemen
Country: Mozambique
Delegate Name: Jasmeher Singh

Republic of Mozambique
Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy
Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)

The nation of Mozambique notes that the growing concern for the situation in Yemen is an issue that we must address as there has been a large death toll in Yemen, and many citizens are being harmed. With an increasing amount of food and medical supplies being cut off from the citizens of Yemen, children and adults across Yemen are dying. Furthermore, many groups are still receiving arms and rifles which is increasing the conflict around the borders of Yemen. It’s also important to note that there has been a split in factions and that there are two main factions: Houthi’s government (backed by Iran) and the Yemeni government (backed by Saudi Arabia). The Republic of Mozambique believes that there should be a truce between the two groups of people to lead to peace, stability, and prosperity in the country. Also, Mozambique calls upon other nations to recognize the need to free aid workers in Yemen and to help with the shortage of food supplies that are going to civilians in Yemen.
Mozambique understands the problems plaguing Yemen today as Mozambique has been fighting against insurgency for quite some time now. We have been dealing with insurgents threatening to take over our larger cities and a conflict in Cabo Delgado since 2017. However, we are making some progress with deploying different groups such as the Mozambique Defense Armed Forces (FADM), Southern African Development Community (SAMIM), and Rwandan troops. Still, the insurgency has caused political and economic instability as well, and we are concerned about the nation of Yemen if this conflict continues. Similarly to many other Northern African countries, Mozambique has had a rise in terrorism with parts of Al-Qaeda coming into the nation. This is similar to Yemen as Al-Qaeda has been on the rise there. Mozambique has slowed this down through counterterrorism and hopes that Yemen can do the same once the conflict is over and the ceasefire is called.
In addition to calling for ceasefire and counter-terrorism initiatives, Mozambique is deeply concerned about the humanitarian crises that have occurred in Yemen. The threat of free goods moving across the country and not reaching civilians is our top concern as we feel for the citizens of Yemen. Mozambique has millions of people displaced from their homes during the tragedy that occurred there, and we don’t want Yemen to be in the same situation. We feel for the citizens of Yemen who haven’t been able to get the food or medical supplies that they need. Mozambique hopes that other nations recognize the need for calling upon humanitarian aid from countries that can provide support through economic means. Also, Mozambique fully supports the Special Envoy helping Yemen’s situation. As the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, it is our job to focus our efforts on providing humanitarian aid to the citizens of Yemen and calling for a ceasefire and peace in Yemen. Mozambique looks forward to working with other nations regarding the issue.

Works Cited
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. “Terrorism – Yemen Travel Advice.” GOV.UK, GOV.UK, 12 Jan. 2024, www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/yemen/terrorism#:~:text=Terrorists%20are%20very%20likely%20to,governorates%20like%20Hadramawt%20and%20Shabwah.

Humphrey, Kevin. “Mozambique Insurgency Significantly Decreased, Say Experts – Mozambique.” ReliefWeb, ReliefWeb, 17 Jan. 2024, reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/mozambique-insurgency-significantly-decreased-say-experts.

“Situation in Yemen Remains Stable, Special Envoy Tells Security Council, Highlighting Importance of Resuming Political Process, Ceasefire | UN Press.” United Nations, United Nations, 16 Jan. 2023, press.un.org/en/2023/sc15176.doc.htm.
Humphrey, Kevin. “Mozambique Insurgency Significantly Decreased, Say Experts – Mozambique.” ReliefWeb, ReliefWeb, 17 Jan. 2024, reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/mozambique-insurgency-significantly-decreased-say-experts.