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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Yemen Calls for Protecting Refugees from Houthi Attacks

Yemenis at a camp for the displaced in Hodeidah. (AFP)

Yemeni Permanent Representative to the UN, Abdullah Ali Fadhel Al-Saadi urged the international community and the Security Council to take measures to protect civilians in both cities and refugee camps from terrorist attacks by Iran-backed Houth militias and to protect civilian objects in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Al-Saadi made his remarks Thursday during an open discussion at the Security Council on unanimously adopted civilian protection resolutions.

He stated that the attacks violate international law and international humanitarian law.

They are a real threat to vital facilities, energy supplies, global economy stability, and international and regional security and stability, he added.

“Iran is supplying ballistic missiles to the Houthis, in violation of resolutions 2216 (2015) and 2231 (2015),” he added.

“The international community has to act,” he urged. “We need true accountability here.”

“Despite the truce in Yemen, the Houthis have committed numerous violations in Marib, where 2 million of the 4 million inhabitants are displaced."

Al-Saadi said: “Civilians are being used as human shields in schools, where militias are also storing weapons. Hunger is being used as a weapon of war.”

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