Humanitarian organizations condemn coalition massacre in Yemen
Human rights organizations condemn the Saudi-led coalition massacres against Yemenis.
Western humanitarian organizations, led by the Norwegian Refugee Council, denounced the massacres committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Saada, Hudaydah, and Sanaa.
This morning’s airstrikes in #Yemen have claimed the lives of more than 70 people, including migrants, women, and children.— NRC Humanitarian Policy and Partnerships (@NRC_Geneva) January 21, 2022
📢We call on all parties to protect civilians.
⚠️There must be accountability for all those violations and abuses.https://t.co/gCIJmmPXS8
The Norwegian Presidency of the UN Security Council condemned the recent airstrikes of the Saudi coalition on Yemen.
"It's not acceptable," Norway's Ambassador to the UN, Mona Juul, said of the strikes, calling for "de-escalation and restraint".
In just 24 hours, the #Saudi-led coalition launched 70 air raids on #Yemeni governorates, killing at least 70 people and injuring many more others.#Yemen #YemenCantWait #StandWithYemen pic.twitter.com/D058SY270d— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) January 21, 2022
Dozens of victims under the rubble
For his part, the Director of the Office of the Humanitarian Affairs Officer in Saada, Majd Al-Din Al-Razhi, told Al Mayadeen that there are dozens of victims under the rubble till now.
Al-Razhi said international organizations were called on to inspect the massacre site to witness the horror of the crime, stressing that the organizations have not responded yet to the invitation.
"Hysteria" of the losing side
Violet Dagher, president of the Arab Committee for Human Rights, said the recent massacre indicates the "hysteria" of the losing side, in reference to the Saudi-led coalition.
In an interview for Al Mayadeen, Dagher said that the Saudi-led coalition's aim is to lay hands on Yemen, but will not achieve that, indicating that the coalition's failure to achieve its goals leads to more of its crimes.
Dagher considered that the current stage is creating new balances that will restore the rights of Yemenis, underlining that "Israel" is running the war on Yemen behind the scenes.
She also highlighted that there are double standards when it comes to international humanitarian law, noting that some organizations are directed on the ground by the US and European countries.
Wael, one of the many victims of the #Saudi-led aggression on #Yemen, left this world today as his own mother desperately tries to resuscitate him.#YemenBlackout #YemenCantWait #StandWithYemen pic.twitter.com/jt0dW61M0R— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) January 21, 2022
In a statement, the UN Security Council equated the Saudi-led coalition massacres to Operation Yemen Hurricane and said it condemned the Operation on Abu Dhabi, describing it as a "heinous terrorist" attack.
In response, Yemeni Ansar Allah movement Spokesperson Mohammad Abdul Salam considered the Council's statement "an encouragement to the aggressor to continue his aggression and siege on Yemen, and a cover to commit more brutal massacres, as happened in Al-Hudaydah and Saada prison.”
بيان مجلس الأمن عدوانٌ على الإنسانية، وتشجيع للمعتدي لمواصلة عدوانه وحصاره على اليمن وغطاء لارتكاب مزيد من المجازر الوحشية كما حصل في الحديدة وسجن صعدة وتأريخ مجلس الأمن مبنيٌ على المصالح ولا يعول عليه في أخذ أي حق، علاوة أنه يقف دائما ضد إرادة الشعوب.— محمد عبدالسلام (@abdusalamsalah) January 21, 2022
Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported on Friday that more than 60 martyrs and 120 wounded fell on Friday as a result of Saud-led coalition airstrikes on the central prison in Saada, with the death toll still increasing.