Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) Joint Press Statement The Sixth Joint RCC Meeting

Hudaydah 09 September 2019

Members of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) held their sixth joint meeting on 8 and 9 September 2019 onboard the UN-flagged vessel in the open waters off Hudaydah.

Reaffirming their commitment to the Hudaydah Agreement and previous understandings, the RCC activated the Ceasefire Enhancement and De-escalation Mechanism that was agreed upon at the last RCC meeting held in July. On this basis, a Joint Operations Centre is being established and activated in the UNMHA facility. The Centre includes Liaison and Coordination Officers from both parties, in addition to UNMHA Liaison and Coordination Officers.

The Joint Operations Centre will work on de-escalation and address incidents that occur in the field by maintaining direct communication with field liaison officers deployed on the fronts of Hudaydah governorate.

RCC members decided to deploy monitoring teams in four locations on the frontlines of Hudaydah as an initial step aimed to sustain the ceasefire and reduce the suffering of and casualties among civilians.

RCC members addressed the technical and practical aspects of the Special Envoy’s proposal on the implementation of the Hudaydah Agreement and its phases, and will present their proposals at a later stage.