Arab Coalition in Yemen condemns Houthi threat on civilians’, aid workers’ lives
Following the withdrawal of 71 members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Arab Coalition, which supports Yemen’s legitimate government, expressed its concern about the current humanitarian conditions and the increasing Houthi threat in Yemen.
The Arab Coalition’s spokesman, Turki al-Maliki, confirmed the coalition’s commitment to facilitating conditions for aid workers to perform their duties in areas liberated by the Yemeni government and other areas controlled by the Houthi militias.
Maliki stressed the coalition’s priority of providing all security measures to protect the staff of humanitarian organizations in Yemen. Thet includes their freedom of movement, and entering areas that need humanitarian aid.
Maliki added that any threat to any aid worker’s life should be considered a clear violation of international laws and Security Council resolutions. He said that whoever is responsible for this should face the consequences and be prosecuted by the international community.
Since beginning air raid operations, and operations to liberate Hodeidah, Maliki said that Yemen’s government forces and the Arab Coalition have been taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety of Yemeni citizens, as well as UN organizations and humanitarian organizations.
The Arab Coalition condemned the Houthi threat on civilian lives, and held them responsible for any further deterioration in humanitarian conditions.
Maliki said that they are working with international organizations to improve conditions so that aid workers can perform their tasks easily and safely. He announced the willingness of the Arab Coalition forces to work with the ICRC to help them continue their work in Yemen.