Yemen calls on the international community to protect civilians from Houthi militia attacks

English - السبت 28 مايو 2022 الساعة 07:33 م
Aden, NewsYemen:

 The Yemeni government called on the international community and the Security Council to take effective measures that would protect civilians in cities and displacement camps from terrorist attacks perpetrated by the terrorist Houthi militia.

This came in a statement delivered yesterday, the day before yesterday, by the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations Abdullah Al-Saadi during the open session of the high-level discussion of the Security Council under the item "Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict".

Al-Saadi stressed that the attacks of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia against civilians and civilian objects in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the UAE constitute a flagrant violation of international law and international humanitarian law and a real threat to vital civilian facilities, energy supplies and the stability of the global economy and undermine regional and international security and peace.

 He said, "The Iranian regime's supply of weapons to the Houthis, including ballistic missiles, constitutes a clear violation of the relevant Security Council resolutions, especially resolutions 2216 and 2231, and a disregard for the efforts of the international community to maintain regional and international peace and security, and therefore the efforts of this Council to end the conflict and protect civilians must  To be translated through the implementation of its decisions, and to take a decisive position to deter and hold violators of these decisions accountable and to prevent the smuggling of weapons that are used to prolong the war and exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and impede any progress in the peace process led by the United Nations to end the Yemeni crisis, and achieve a just and sustainable peace based on the terms of reference for the agreed upon political solution.

Despite the continuation of the truce announced by the United Nations, Al-Saadi said, “The violation of the truce and the repeated targeting of the Houthi militia on the city of Marib, which is home to 4 million people, including more than two million displaced people, and on the governorates of Hodeidah, Al Dhale’, Hajjah and other governorates, represents one of the most prominent examples of the danger to the life and safety of civilians in conflict situations.”

He pointed out that the Houthi militia takes the residents as hostages in entire cities and villages, and uses them as human shields, also uses schools as weapons depots, and practices systematic sniping of civilians, and deprives the population of freedom of movement or access to water and food, and uses starvation as a means of war.