Charities Urge UN to Blacklist Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen

21 July, 2017, 00:55 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • A plane is seen flying after taking off from Aden International Airport in Aden Yemen

Statistics showed that more than 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's conflict, a lot of them civilians, since the Saudi-led coalition entered the conflict in 2015.

Although the UNHCR said the number of civilian casualties is still being verified, initial reports point to "at least 20 deaths, including that of women and children".

Local sources say that Tuesday's attack targeted an area west of the city of Taiz, where a number of displaced families have sought safety.

In 2015, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at reversing Houthi military gains and shoring up Yemen's embattled government.

"It also illustrates the difficulties in the delivery of humanitarian protection and assistance in Yemen", Spindler added.

Ben Lassoued said the journalists had secured visas from both sides of Yemen's conflict - government and rebel authorities - and shared their itinerary with the Saudi-led coalition.

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Saudi Arabia is using British-manufactured weapons in the offensive, sparking failed legal challenge by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade in the High Court.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the Guardian that those figures were "vastly exaggerated".

"The people of Yemen are being subjected to deprivation, disease, and death as the world watches", Stephen O'Brien, the United Nations under secretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, said in a recent speech to the UN Security Council.

The three BBC reporters were on the flight to cover the United Nations humanitarian operation, but Saudi Arabia warned the plane against taking off from Djibouti with any journalists on board.

"We confirm that the coalition cancelled the Djibouti-Sanaa UN flight because of a BBC team on the manifest, asking for the flight to be rescheduled without the journalists", said Ahmed Ben Lassoued, Yemen spokesman for the UN's humanitarian coordination office, UNOCHA. Yemen has come critically close to starvation and is facing the world's worst cholera outbreak.

The war has been mired in stalemate for most of the last two years, with more than 10,000 civilians killed and several million left homeless.

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