“It has turned into a military base for the rebels,” ready for an attack. New mass displacements are imminent
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen calls on civilians and aid workers to evacuate the Sanaa airport “immediately”. He reports this to the Arabiya citing a statement from the military. The coalition warns that the site has “turned into a military base” for the rebels.
“In the last 2 months alone, more than 120 innocent civilians have been killed and many families continue to risk their lives every day under aerial bombardments, land clashes, anti-personnel mines and improvised devices scattered over vast areas – said Paolo Pezzati, Oxfam Italia’s policy advisor for humanitarian emergencies – The fighting in recent weeks has intensified especially in the governorate of Marib, targeted because it is rich in resources, where increasingly bloody clashes have concentrated in the southern area -west of the city, around the Balaq mountains’ “.
The new escalation of clashes has already forced over 100,000 people to flee in the last 3 months, and, given the evolution of a conflict that has already caused hundreds of thousands of victims in almost 7 years, new mass displacements are imminent.
“International humanitarian law clearly states that civilian areas must not be targeted in any conflict, yet civilians continue to be killed, their homes and other essential infrastructure are destroyed – concluded Pezzati – This crisis is becoming more and more serious,” making life impossible for Yemenis caught in the crossfire. The international community. led by the United Nations, it must urgently negotiate a lasting peace ».
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