What you need to know about the Yemeni, international attitudes about the most humantrian crisis in Yemen!
International and Yemeni official appealed for a halt to fighting in Yemen amid intense diplomacy to end the ongoing campaign by the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US,that pushed millions to the brink of famine.
An elderly woman was killed and four citizens, including two children, were injured on Thursday when the coalition forces bombed border residential areas in Saada province.“The elderly woman died from wounds she sustained as a result of air raid by the coalition fighter jets on Shaban area of the border district of Razih,” .The coalition’s rocketry and artillery forces waged random bombing on populated area in Ghafira district, injuring three civilians, including a little girl, and destroying several houses.
The coalition, in addition, launched 10 airstrikes and ground attacks on Saada and Hodeidah provinces over the 24 past hours.
US Defense Secretary James Mathis said in his speech in fornt of the Senate that his country is determined to stop the war on Yemen for the safety of its military co-personnel with the coalition forces.“We cannot deviate from the use of all our influence to end this war for the sake of the innocent people in distress, and ultimately the safety of our nation, which includes our military participation,” Matisse said, speaking about the Yemen war.
The official spokesman of Ansarullah, Mohammed Abdel Salam, said that the stance of the British is an essential part of war against Yemen, since the United Kingdom continues to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia in large numbers.“The UK is directly involved in the operations on the Western Coast of Yemen and in joint operating rooms, providing intelligence support. It is a part of the US project in the region,” He told Al-Thawra newspaper in an interview on Wednesday.
He also described participation in the next round of UN-sponsored peace talks in Sweden as “meaningless” amid incessant airstrikes by the coalition against his country.
The head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohamed Ali al-Houthi, called on the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs to condemn the coalition’s obstruction of oil vessels heading to the port of Hodeidah.“The US-backed Saudi-led aggression and their allies in Yemen are imposing new restrictions which are a violation of the mechanism of inspection of oil and basic materials,” Mohamed Ali al-Houthi said on his Twitter account on Wednesday.He specified that the two oil tankers were forced to return because the United Nations was unable to ensure their passage to Hodeidah.
President Mahdi al-Mashat , for his part, appreciated the great stances and roles of sheikhs and tribes of the two districts of Nehm and Arhab in confronting the coalition’s war against the Yemeni people.During his meeting with several sheikhs of the two districts, the president stressed the importance of enhancing cohesion and alignment to confront the coalition war crimes and its plans targeting the unity of the Yemeni people
UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, called, in a tweet on his Twitter account, for putting an end to “the human tragedy unfolding in Yemen.”Lowcock visited a camp for displaced people in Sanaa, where he said he met with people from the provinces of Hodeidah, Saada, Taiz and other areas affected by fighting.“A ceasefire and commitment to peace are some of the things that need to happen,” he said.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 60,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.