U.N., Red Cross call for protecting civilians after coalition attack on Yemen port

GENEVA -Wednesday, June 13, 2018, The United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) ordered, all sides in Yemen’s war to be covered, protecting civilians after the Saudi-led coalition setoff an air and ground assault on the vital Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

ICRC spokeswoman, Marie-Claire Feghali, In Geneva, said, “the assault was “likely to exacerbate an already catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen”, where water and electricity networks are vital to the civilian population’s survival”.

Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, concluded by email, “Under the international humanitarian law, parties to the conflict have to do everything possible to protect civilians and ensure they have access to the assistance they need to survive”.

by Sawan Kumar on June 13, 2018

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