Yemen witnessing largest minelaying operation since WW2: UN
The United Nations announces an increase in the number of victims due to exploding mines and explosive remnants of the war in Yemen by 160% during 2022.
The United Nations announced on Monday that 289 civilians were injured from exploding mines and munitions left from the war in the Al-Hudaydah Governorate, western Yemen, during the past year.
The UN Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement confirmed in a statement that the number of victims due to landmine and explosive remnants of war in the province increased by 160% in 2022, compared to 2021 when 111 people were injured.
The statement mentioned that there are 112 children and 15 women among the injured in the aforementioned incidents.
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International and local organizations reported that Yemen is witnessing the largest minelaying operation since the end of World War II.
The spokesperson for Yemeni Ministry of Health, Anis Al-Asbahi, reported a few days ago that 3,404 casualties have so far been registered as a result of the aggression coalition bombing border regions west of Saada since the beginning of the humanitarian ceasefire in April 2022.
172 international human rights networks and organizations simultaneously called for an end to Yemen's humanitarian crisis and the lifting of the country's blockade.
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The statement emphasized the need for the human conscience to not ignore the suffering of the Yemeni people as a result of the war and the scourge of siege, hunger, disease, and death, as well as how the exacerbation of human suffering in Yemen was accompanied by the interruption of salaries and wages and the continuation of restrictions imposed on ports and airports.
The organizations stressed that it is necessary to respond to the repeated humanitarian appeals emanating from the vital sectors in Yemen, especially the health sector.