YEMEN Press Agency

172 int’l orgs call for stopping humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen

SANAA, Jan. 24 (YPA) – A statement issued on Wednesday by 175 international human rights organizations and networks, calling for stopping the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen and lifting the blockade imposed on it.

The international organizations’ statement expressed grave concern about the continued exacerbation of human suffering in light of the catastrophic humanitarian situations that threaten more than 20 million Yemeni citizens with starvation.

The statement affirmed that 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 human conscience must not ignore the suffering of the Yemeni people as a result of the war, the scourge of the blockade, hunger, disease and death,” the statement said.

The organizations’ statement pointed out that it is necessary to respond to the repeated humanitarian appeals issued by the vital sectors in Yemen, especially the health sector.

The statement called on the Saudi-led coalition countries to quickly disburse the salaries of employees in all provinces, and to lift the blockade, especially on Sanaa airport and the port of Hodeida.