UN: Violence against civilians in Yemen outweighs all perceptions

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen (OCHA) has described violence against civilians, caused by conflict, above all perceptions and is totally unacceptable.

This comes after the killing of 12 people, including six children in the Directorate of Mustaba in the governorate of Hajja (north), in a raid by Arab coalition aircraft.

On Monday, the Yemeni Legitimacy Support Alliance, one of the results of targeting operations in the area of ​​operations, referred the joint incident assessment team to consider the possibility of an accident.

OCHA said in a statement posted on its Twitter account on Monday that 12 people, including six children, were killed in a bunker and six others were injured.

According to the statement, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Liz Grandi, condemned the incident, saying that “violence against civilians resulting from this conflict exceeds all perceptions, which is absolutely unacceptable.”

The statement pointed out that 320 thousand were killed as a result of the conflict, either directly or indirectly, including lack of food and medical services, and that 25 thousand people have been killed during the past six months.

“Every day more people die,” she said on behalf of aid workers, “what the parties to the conflict require to stop this tragedy.”

“There is no justification for the continued suffering of the Yemeni people,” she said.

“It is very sad that families are mourning their loved ones on Eid al-Adha rather than celebrating with them this religious occasion.”

Earlier, Grandi condemned the killing of 40 people and wounding 260 others in the southwestern city of Aden, following four days of clashes between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council and government forces, which ended with the first takeover of Aden.

It called on “all parties to the conflict to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law and to do their utmost to protect all Yemeni civilians, throughout the country.”

Yemen is experiencing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with about 80 percent of the total population – more than 24 million people – needing some form of humanitarian assistance and protection, including 10 million people who rely entirely on humanitarian assistance for their basic needs each month.

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