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A Zaidi Shiite movement operating in Yemen. It seeks to establish a democratic government in Yemen.
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UN Urges Saudi-Led Coalition to Totally Lift Yemen Siege

Friday 1 December 2017
UN Urges Saudi-Led Coalition to Totally Lift Yemen Siege

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EU Parliament Calls for Arms Embargo on Saudi Arabia over War Crimes in Yemen

Alwaght- Saudi-led coalition’s blockade on neighboring Yemen should be totally lifted, the chief of the UN's humanitarian affairs office said on Friday.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said that the Saudi-led military coalition waging war on Yemen had to completely lift the blockade of Yemen, where nearly eight million people are “right on the brink of famine.”

“That blockade has been partially wound down but not fully wound down. It needs to be fully wound down if we are to avoid an atrocious humanitarian tragedy involving the loss of millions of lives, the like of which the world has not seen for many decades,” Lowcock said.

“It is absolutely essential that people uphold their international obligations. Wars have rules and they need to be complied with,” he said.

The situation in Yemen is going from bad to worse with senior UN officials warning that the country is facing the world's largest famine in decades. The World Food Program says of a population of 26 million, some 17 million Yemenis do not know where their next meal is coming from and seven million are totally dependent on food aid.

The Saudi-led military coalition has been continuously pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Ansarullah movement and reinstate the former fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of the regime in Riyadh. Over 13,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians, including women and children, have been killed in the Saudi-led aggression.

On Thursday, European Parliament members overwhelmingly voted for a resolution calling on the European Union (EU) to impose an arms embargo on the Saudi regime over the atrocities against Yemen.

The non-binding resolution, which was adopted in a nearly unanimous 539-13 vote, condemned attacks against Yemeni civilians as “war crimes,” and slammed EU members for authorizing weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in breach of EU laws on arms export control.

 

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