The Houthi militias blocks food ships from entring Hodeidah port

food ships from entring Hodeidah port

The Arab Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen confirmed on Friday the continuation of granting permits to all ships bound for Yemeni ports.

The Arab alliance accused the pro-Iranian Houthi militia of obstructing the entry of ships to Hodeida port on the west coast of the country
The Arab alliance explained that the terrorist militias are blocking the entry of the ships “TOROS M” and “LE RUBY” despite the fact that both ships are loaded with food.

The spokesman for the coalition forces Colonel Turki al-Maliki said earlier that the joint coalition forces carried out a dawn operation inHodeidah province against hostile targets belonging to the Houthi terrorist militia that threaten regional and international security

UAE supplies Shabwawith 64 tons of food and shelter camps

The United Arab Emirates sent relief conveys through the humanitarian arm , the Red Crescent Society to the people affected by the torrential floods in the area of ??Khoura in the Directorate of Lower Mircha in the province of Shabwa, Yemen.

The organization provided food assistance and shelter camps to those affected by the floods, in the framework of its humanitarian and relief efforts,carried out at various levels to help the brothers in Yemen and alleviate their suffering and improve their living conditions.

The UAE Red Crescent Society distributed 800 food baskets at a rate of 64 tons targeting 4 thousand and 720 people from the Khawra area, as well as providing accommodation camps for those whose houses were damaged by the flood of torrential rains.

The assistance comes within the framework of the humanitarian approach and the continuous efforts of the UAE in light of the worsening humanitarian conditions affecting the population of these areas in Shabwa.

The beneficiaries of the Red Crescent assistance expressed their thanks and appreciation to the UAE for this great assistance and humanitarian gesture that will contribute to alleviating their suffering amid difficult living conditions and deteriorated economic conditions.

The number of food baskets distributed by the UAE Red Crescent since the beginning of 2019 is more than  29 thousand and 468 baskets of food distributed to 135 thousand and 319 people from needy families and affected in Shabwa.

Yemen: Houthi landmines kill civilians and hinder humanitarian aid

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The widespread use of anti-personnel mines by Houthi forces in the coastal region of western Yemen since mid-2017 has killed and injured hundreds of civilians and prevented humanitarian organizations from rescuing vulnerable communities. However, Yemeni law and the Mine Ban Treaty of 1997 prohibits the use of anti-personnel mines.
Anti-vehicle mines have also been used in violation of the laws of war, and endanger civilians even in cases where hostilities have ended.
Landmines planted in farmland, villages, wells, and roads have killed at least 140 civilians, including 19 children, in the Hodeida and Taiz governorates since 2018, according to the Civilian Impact Monitoring Project. Landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have prevented humanitarian organizations from reaching populations in need rendered farms and well inaccessible, and endangered the lives of civilians who tried to go home.
“The Houthi mines have not only killed and maimed many civilians, but they have also prevented Yemenis in extremely vulnerable conditions from harvesting or drinking water for their survival,” said Priyanka Motaparthy,
Acting Director of Human Rights Watch’s Emergencies Division. “These mines have also prevented humanitarian organizations from providing food and health care to Yemeni civilians who suffer from malnutrition or disease. “
The use of anti-personnel mines by the Houthis, which deprives the population of water and food sources, contributes to the humanitarian crisis that is affecting the entire war-torn country.
On 9 April 2019, Yemen’s humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande said the country is facing “the worst food insecurity crisis in the world” and “one of the worst epidemics of cholera in the world. modern history. The various areas
affected by the mines are already in a situation of crisis or food emergency, are multiplying in the governorates of Hodeida and Taizz.
Authorities in Sanaa, the Houthi-controlled capital, told the press in April 2017 that they believed  1997 anti-personnel mine-ban treaty, ratified by Yemen in 1998, is binding. Those responsible for the use of prohibited weapons, or indiscriminate attacks, may be prosecuted for war crimes.
The Security Council should impose targeted sanctions on all individuals responsible for such violations Mine clearance organizations should share information through a coordinated response that complies with International Mine Action Standards (IMAS)