Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Donald Trump’s Words Are a Green Light to Dictators and Torturers Around the World Berri Re-Elected Speaker in First Parliament Session, Ferzli Deputy Hezbollah Congratulates Syria on Al-Hajar Al-Aswad & Yarmouk Liberation Libya: Clashes Intensify After Car Bomb Kills Two Pro-Palestine Flotilla Departs Copenhagen to «Break the Siege» on Gaza Venezuela Expels US Envoys in Response to Sanctions Iran’s Bagheri: We Need No Permission to Develop Defense Capabilities Syria Accuses US Coalition of Deliberately Destroying its Oil Wells Dog Raises 9 Orphaned Ducklings ‘After Fox Killed Mother Duck’ Private Jet Splits in Half on Takeoff in Honduras, at Least Six Injured Nabih #Berri Re-elected as Parliamentary Speaker, in 1st Session of New Parliament Sayyed #Nasrallah to Deliver a Televised Speech on the #Resistance and #Liberation Day, May 25th, 2018 @ 17:00 #Beirut Time #Iran's #Qassemi: Our presence in #Syria at #Damascus' demand #GreatReturnMarch: 2 Wounded From #Israeli Border Fire Martyred #France: Attack foiled, two Egyptian brothers arrested #NorthKorea Won't Hold Talks With #SouthKorea Unless "Issues Resolved" WHO: #Ebola Outbreak Has Spread To DR #Congo City #Chinese President: #China Supports #NorthKorea Efforts to Develop #Economy #Israel Summons #Turkish Envoy over #Ankara's Treatment of Its Envoy #US Putting Serious Pressure on #Iran #NuclearDeal Participants - #Moscow
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
UN Slams Saudi Arabia for Human Rights Atrocities in Yemen
Local Editor

A UN report on human rights abuses accused Saudi Arabia's coalition airstrikes for causing extensive damage in Yemen.

Yemen

Since the beginning of the war in 2015, at least 10,000 people lost their lives in the country.

Recent information showed that a UN panel investigated 10 airstrikes in 2017 that killed 157 people. It found that the targets included migrant boats, a vehicle, a night market, five residential buildings, a motel and government buildings.

The panel requested Saudi authorities to comment over their rationale behind these attacks, but has received no response, according to Al-Jazeera TV network.

On Dec. 19, Yemen marked 1,000 days of Saudi-led war. Johan Mooij, CARE's Country Director in Yemen, described the situation as "appalling." He added that "millions of Yemenis are facing multiple crises of war, hunger, disease outbreaks and recent blockades on fuel and commercial imports."

The same month, the Pentagon admitted to "multiple ground operations" in Yemen that have led to civilian deaths, leaving the region even more volatile.

"US forces have conducted multiple ground operations and more than 120 strikes in 2017," US Central Command, Centcom, in Tampa, Florida, said in a statement.

Meanwhile, widespread destruction from the US-backed Saudi airstrikes displaced over a million people in the country. Additionally, a severe cholera outbreak in the area also claimed the lives of at least 2,119 people, according to the Red Cross. Another eight million are on the verge of starvation.

"Every day, parents are carrying their malnourished children to hospital because they haven't eaten in days, and families are watching as loved ones die needlessly from treatable illnesses because they do not have access to medical care," International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said in a statement.

Since the Saudi-led war which started in 2015, the US and UK supplied nearly US$5 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

15-01-2018 | 11:28


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top