Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on the International Humanitarian Organizations’ Silence about the Risks faced by IDPs and Civilians In Marib

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on the International Humanitarian Organizations’ Silence about the Risks faced by IDPs and Civilians In Marib

27.02.2021

Since the Houthi Coup in September 2014, the governorate of Marib has become a home for more than 2 million displaced people who fled the brutality and oppression of the Houthi militia in search of safety. Since the beginning of February 2021, Marib has endured the largest and fiercest Houthi offensive in which Houthis used all kinds of heavy weapons, including artillery, drone bombs, and ballistic missiles, and in just one night, last night, the city was hit by 10 ballistic missiles,

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its extreme surprise at the silence of the international humanitarian organizations and their statements that do not hold the perpetrator accountable, while they watch and hear the risks faced by millions of civilians and displaced persons as a result of Houthi assaults that did not respect international humanitarian law. The ministry is also surprised that the humanitarian interventions of these organizations in Marib did not rise to the level of the lowest humanitarian needs.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on the resident coordinator and the international humanitarian organizations to shoulder their legal and moral responsibility and to urgently intervene to save the lives of civilians and displaced people who face the consequences of the Houthi terrorist militia’s war machine.

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