Yemeni Minister calls on the world community to protect civilians against Houthi crimes in Al-Dhalea Province in Yemen

Wednesday 1440/9/10 - 2019/05/15
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Al-Baidha, Yemen, May 15, 2019, SPA -- Dr. Mohammed Askar, Yemen's Minister of Human Rights, today called on the world community in general and the United Nations in particular to shoulder their responsibility in protecting civilians in Al-Dhalea Province and a number of villages in Yemen against capital and grave crimes being committed by the Iran-backed Houthi militias using different kinds of weapons, ballistic missiles and explosives.
In a press conference he held in the country's provisional capital of Aden, Askar said that, according to reliable field statistics and information, as many as 27 civilians were killed, 73 wounded, 9000 persons and 361 families displaced, and 541 homes partially or totally damaged in addition to five health facilities, nine schools, and 145 farms destroyed and 16 government and 34 houses controlled by the Houthi militias in Al-Dhalea province.
He underscored the importance of the international institutions in charge of human rights and world peace and security undertaking their role to coerce the Houthis to stop attacking the civilians of Al-Dhalea area and allow local and international organizations access to deliver the necessary humanitarian assistance to the needy without any hindrance to evade further aggravating the situation in the area to catastrophic levels.
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23:56 LOCAL TIME 20:56 GMT
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