International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen strongly condemn horrific Coalition airstrikes on a bus transporting school children in Yemen yesterday. This bombing follows an unacceptable trend of attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure by parties to Yemen’s conflict.
Yemen Humanitarian Crisis
Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, is facing a humanitarian crisis. Political instability has devastated the country, and currently more than 10.5 million people are at risk of food insecurity. In addition, refugees from Syria are straining already-scarce resources.
The Associated Press quoted Johan Moiji, CARE Yemen's country director, in a story about the two-year anniversary of the closure of Yemen's airport, which has "become a symbol of aggression and repression for a very large population." The
The New York Times quoted Jolien Veldwijk, CARE Yemen’s assistant country director in a story about recent airstrikes in the war-torn country. “These attacks literally came out of the blue,” she said. “We keep thinking that it cannot get any worse.
We, the undersigned humanitarian and human rights organizations, strongly condemn the major attacks that hit a fish market and the entrance to Yemen's largest hospital, Al Thawra, in Hodeidah on August 2nd, which reportedly killed over 40 civilians, including children.
CNN.com quoted Jolien Veldwijk, CARE’s assistant country director in Yemen, in a story about the Yemen humanitarian crisis and the risk of a third cholera epidemic in the country, as cases are continuing to increase near the capital, Sanaa, and the major port city of Hodeidah.
SANAA (August 3, 2018) – Almost two months after an offensive on the Yemen port city of Hodeidah began, last night airstrikes hit a fish market and the entrance to a hospital, injuring up to 70 people and killing at least 20, including medical staff.