The coalition airstrike kills, wounds dozens civilians in Hudaydah, sparks Yemenis outrage




By:Yousra Abdulmalik

Multiple Yemen officiasl and organization have voiced their concern over the Saudi -led coalition, backed by the US, airstrike that claimed the lives of at least 20 Yemeni civilians and 10 others sustained injuries in province of Hudaydah ,whereas the casualties were caused after Saudi warplanes targeted a group of farmers in a vegetables market in Masoudi area of Bayt al-Faqih district of the western province on Wednesday.

The National Salvation Government condemned it in a statement issued by the government spokesman Abdul Salam Jaber, who is also the minister of information.

The government soulded the United Nations responsibility for its silence towards such war crimes and called the international community to move to halt the coalition military campaign against the Yemeni people.

Shura Council condemned it ,holding the United Nations the full responsibility for their silence towards the coalition war crimes, calling for establishing an international investigation into the coalition violations in Yemen.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press statement obtained by YemenExtra held the United Nations and international community the full responsibility for their silence towards the coalition war crimes, calling for establishing an international investigation into the coalition violations in Yemen.

The Ministry of Public Health and Population condemned it, saying in a statement that that crime was added to the series of previous crimes, which revealed the weakness of the United Nations system and its inability to play any role and its inability even to speak loudly to condemn the criminal arrogance of the countries of coalition.

The Ministry of Human Rights condemned it in a statement obtained by YemenExtra, calling on the United Nations and its various agencies to shoulder their moral responsibilities and take immediate decisions that would contribute to protect civilians in Yemen by halting the coalition’s war and lifting the blockade.

In a related context, Sheikhs and tribesmen of the capital Sanaa organized a protest rally to condemn it, whereas the protester raised banner and pictures condemning the coalition’s crimes and violations against the citizens.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the country’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement.

The Legal Center for Rights and Developments in Yemen, in a statement released on October 15, announced that the ongoing Saudi-led military campaign against the impoverished and conflict-plagued Arab country has resulted in the death of 15,185 civilians, including 3,527 children and 2,277 women.

A total of 23,822 civilians, among them 3,526 children and 2,587 women, have also sustained injuries, and are currently suffering from the lack of medicine, medical supplies and poor treatment due to the crippling Saudi siege.

The center further noted that the Saudi military aggression has also caused the death of nearly 2,200 Yemenis from cholera.

It highlighted that aerial assaults being conducted by the Saudi-led alliance have resulted in the destruction of 15 airports and 14 ports, and damaged 2,559 roads and bridges in addition to 781 water storage facilities, 191 power stations and 426 telecommunications towers.

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