Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
«Israel» Is Nervous About the Syria Ceasefire Deal Saudi Deal for Detainees: Swap Assets for Freedom Father Rescues Lost Son from Human Traffickers Nine Months Later Yemen, A Humanitarian Crisis Being Ignored By Western Media Germany Bans Children’s Smartwatches over Spying Concerns Velayati: Who Is Macron to Interfere in Iran’s Internal Affairs? Most Americans Blame Donald Trump for Obamacare Problems Catalonia: Prosecutor Asks for Former Catalan Leader’s Extradition UN Committee Urges Myanmar to Give Citizenship to Rohingyas Zimbabwe: Thousands Celebrate End of Mugabe Era #Tibet Earthquake: 6.3 Magnitude Tremors Shake Northeast Of Country PM #SaadHariri Arrives At #Elysee Palace to Meet President #Macron #Hariri Tells President Michel #Aoun he will be in #Lebanon by Wednesday #Hariri Traveled to #France with His Wife and Son, Another Son & Daughter Remained in #SaudiArabia #Lebanese PM #Hariri Arrives at His House in #Paris Coming from #SaudiArabia Bassil: #Lebanon has paid a lot to establish diplomatic relations with Syria and we will not cancel them Basil: There is an attempt to create chaos in the region and what #Lebanon is exposed to forms a proof on that Bassil: #Lebanon has enough ability to respond if we are put in the position of self-defense Lebanese FM from #Moscow: There are Lebanese personalities involved in what happened with Hariri, this will be revealed in the future #Lebanon: FM Says The Lebanese PM has been chosen by the Lebanese, who are to praise or punish him
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Middle East » Yemen

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Human Rights Groups Demand UN Yemen Probe
Local Editor

Fifty-seven rights groups from around the world Tuesday demanded a UN inquiry into abuses in Yemen, where the war killed thousands and fueled a humanitarian crisis.

Yemen

Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, has been wracked by violence that led to war in 2014.

The conflict escalated when a Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015, exacerbating the crisis that has left millions on the brink of famine and hundreds of thousands suffering from cholera.

In a letter to members of the UN Human Rights Council, the 57 signatories called for the creation of an independent body to look into violations and abuses of international human rights and humanitarian laws.

"Serious violations of international humanitarian law and violations and abuses of international human rights law by parties to the conflict have continued to be committed with impunity," said Human Rights Watch, one of the signatories.

HRW said in a statement that the Saudi-led coalition had conducted scores of "unlawful air strikes, some of which may amount to war crimes that have killed thousands of civilians and hit schools, hospitals, markets and homes."

Since 2015, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights had been calling for investigations into violations and abuses in Yemen, it noted.

"The victims of abuses in Yemen cannot afford to wait longer for credible investigations into ongoing grave violations and abuses to be undertaken," said the letter.

More than 8,300 people have been killed and 44,000 wounded since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemen war.

Close to 2,000 Yemenis have also died of cholera since April and another 600,000 are expected to contract the infection this year.

The United Nations has called Yemen the "largest humanitarian crisis in the world."

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

29-08-2017 | 12:29


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top