YEMEN Press Agency

Report reveals extent of destruction caused by Saudi-led aggression on Yemen

SANAA, Jan. 11 (YPA) – Human Rights Commission report revealed that there have been unjustified attacks on thousands of civilians, destroying thousands of homes and killing and injuring thousands of civilians in as a result of Saudi-led aggression war on Yemen.

The move came during a joint meeting was held for members of the Shura Council and the Ministry of Human Rights to discuss the report on crimes and human violations of Saudi-led aggression submitted by the Commission on Human Rights, Public Freedoms and civil society organizations in the Council from 2015 until 2020.

The Commission listed in the report  more than 80% of the aviation sector workers lost their jobs and the burning and destruction of the navigation guidance system at Sana’a Airport.

The report documented the targeting and bombing of centers used for treating  disabilities, which resulted in many serious injuries and psychological impact, and the killing of a number of residents of the centers. Many of them got stuck in side targeted buildings due to their inability to move and evacuate quickly.

The report pointed out that as a result of the blockade the poverty rate rose to 80%, the unemployment rate is at 65%, and more than 60% of Yemenis suffer from starvation. The report indicated that the discontinuation of of state employees salaries impacts a total of 1.25 million employees who support 35% of the population.

The relocation of the Central Bank caused a great shortage in jobs and heads of house holds lost the ability to provide food and medicine. It pointed out that about 30% of those stranded outside Yemen were unable to enter Yemen due to the closure of Sanaa International airport.

According to the report, the direct bombing of the aggression led to the destruction of more than 3,930 roads and bridges, more than 4,976 km of roads, and more than 101 bridges. 14 seaports were completely or partially destroyed, the cranes of the sea ports were destroyed and partially destroyed, 9 civilian airports were completely and partially destroyed, 4 civil aircraft were burned, and more than 6 sectors of civil aviation and meteorology were destroyed.

The committee documented the total and partial destruction of more than 2023 public facilities providing basic services to citizens and the destruction of 11 branches of the Social Welfare Fund.

It documented the aggression’s destruction of more than 1030 sites, facilities, and a civil telecommunications networks, as well as the destruction of 538 installations, networks and power stations, and the killing of 383 employees in the electricity sector.

Moreover, it documented the total and partial destruction of 41 complexes and governmental buildings belonging to the judicial authority, targeting the buildings of a number of judges and destroying them completely, and the martyrdom of a number of them, headed by Judge Yahya Rubaid.

It reported the destruction of more than 1,324 mosques, more than 417 historical and archaeological monuments, and more than 364 tourist facilities, the destruction of more than 47 audio-visual and legible media institutions, targeting a number of media professionals and their families’ homes and killing their relatives, while 131 sports facilities were damaged and destroyed.

The report stated that 472 facilities, stations and oil and gas tankers were destroyed by the aggression, indicating the destruction of 163,000 household gas cylinders and obstructing the repair of the floating Safer reservoir off the coast of Hodeidah.