Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 572 - Yemen War Mosaic 572

Yemen Press Reader 572: 6. Sept. 2019: Jemenarchiv hat 157,000 Filme gespeichert – UN-Bericht zum Jemen – UN muss aus Geldmangel 65 % ihrer Gesundheitseinrichtungen im Jemen schließen ...
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Dieses Jemenkrieg-Mosaik besteht aus zwei Teilen / This Yemen War Mosaic is divided into two parts

Teil 2 / Part 2: https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-572a-yemen-war-mosaic-572a

... Das Leben von Vertriebenen (Fotos) – Bellingcat-Projekt: Saudische Luftangriffe mit Doppelschlag – Zerfall der Koalition zwischen Saudis und VAR – Die Huthis und das Ende des Jemenkrieges – Die Presse und der Jemenkrieg – Waffen des IS im Jemen aus den USA – Saudis rekrutieren Söldner aud dem Jemen, auch Kinder – Zivilisten Opfer der internen Kämpfe in Südjemen – Die USA und der Nahe Osten – und mehr

Sep. 6, 2019: Yemeni Archive preserved 157,000 videos – UN report on Yemen – UN must close 65 % of its health facilities because funding is lacking – Life od Displaced people (photos) – Project by Bellingcat: Saudi double tap air raids – The crash of Saudi-UAE coalition – The Houthis and the end of the Yemen war – The press and the Yemen war – Weapons of IS in Yemen traced back to the US – Saudis recruiting Yemeni mercenaries, including children – Civilians as victims of southern infighting – The US and the Middle East – Civil war in Southern Yemen: Sausis declare to side with the Hadi government, war of words and propaganda, both sides reinforce their troops and secure their territories, talks failed – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv / In Italics: Part 2

Klassifizierung / Classification

Für wen das Thema ganz neu ist / Who is new to the subject

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

cp1b Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah / Most important: Hodeidah battle

cp1c Saudischer Luftangriff auf Gefängnis tötet 156 / Saudi air raid at prison kills 156

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp6 Bürgerkrieg im Südjemen / civil war in Southern Yemen

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp9a USA-Iran Krise: Wachsende Spannungen am Golf / US-Iran crisis: Mounting tensions at the Gulf

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

pH = Pro-Houthi

pS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

Für wen das Thema ganz neu ist / Who is new to the subject

Einführende Artikel u. Überblicke für alle, die mit den Ereignissen im Jemen noch nicht vertraut sind, hier:

Yemen War: Introductory articles, overviews, for those who are still unfamiliar with the Yemen war here:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-einfuehrende-artikel-u-ueberblicke

Neue Artikel / New articles

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Infographic: The Yemen War

https://www.facebook.com/peacereportnow/photos/a.350372355297065/942901352710826/?type=3&theater

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Film: Saudi Arabia's Air Strikes Are Killing Civilians With U.S. Weapons

https://www.newsy.com/stories/saudi-air-strikes-are-killing-civilians-with-us-weapons/

Comment: video shows why it is likely that civilians are targeted in Yemen - deliberately.

https://twitter.com/StephenProducer/status/1168984642499883009

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Removals of Yemeni human rights content: July 2019

Amount of content preserved, made unavailable and restored

To date, Yemeni Archive has preserved and processed 157,614 videos from YouTube and 49,349 Twitter posts. This demonstrates an increase of 399 videos from YouTube and 3,605 posts from Twitter since June 2019. Unfortunately, despite many documenting human rights violations, many of these videos have been made unavailable for a variety of reasons.

Yet 24,242 YouTube videos and 70 Twitter posts remain unavailable as of July 2019. Some of these videos include attacks on refugee camps, attacks on hospitals and medical facilities, or destruction of civilian infrastructure. These 24,242 videos and 70 Twitter posts are securely preserved by Yemeni Archive and available upon request.

Yemeni Archive preserves content from 252 YouTube channels and 58 Twitter channels on a daily basis. This demonstrates an increase of 14 YouTube channels since June 2019. Of these, 16 YouTube channels and 9 Twitter channels have been made unavailable as of July 2019 but are preserved in Yemeni Archive infrastructure. Some of these channels are long-standing media houses that have been documenting human rights violations in Yemen since 2014.

Between June and July 2019, 3 YouTube channels that Yemeni Archive includes in its preservation activities have been made unavailable by YouTube. This demonstrates that the problem of platforms inadvertently removing from public view documentation of human rights violations is ongoing and has not ended.

Social media platforms have become accidental archives, but takedowns have proven they are no place for long-term, safe storage of materials depicting human rights violations. Alternate strategies must be used to archive this material, and Yemeni Archive seeks to fill this gap.

Get in touch if you or your media organisation has been affected by content takedowns on YouTube or other social media platforms or need assistance in securely archiving documentation materials.

Contact: info@yemeniarchive.org

https://yemeniarchive.org/en/tech-advocacy/july-takedowns.html

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Jemen: UN-Ermittler fordern Untersuchung von Kriegsverbrechen

Im jemenitischen Bürgerkrieg werden UN-Ermittlern zufolge von allen Konfliktparteien Kriegsverbrechen begangen. Die "Straffreiheit" für diese "Verstöße und Misshandlungen" könne nicht hingenommen werden, erklärte eine UN-Kommission.

Eine geheime Liste von Menschen, „die für völkerrechtliche Verbrechen verantwortlich“ sein könnten, wurde an UN-Menschenrechtskommissarin Michelle Bachelet übergeben.

Die internationale Gemeinschaft muss aufhören, diese Verstöße und die untragbare humanitäre Lage zu ignorieren“, forderte der Vorsitzende der UN-Experten, Kamel Jendoubi.

Den Konfliktparteien werden in dem Bericht, der an den UN-Menschenrechtsrat übergeben werden soll, unter anderem willkürliche Tötungen, Folter, die Rekrutierung von Kindersoldaten sowie Vergewaltigung und andere sexuelle Gewaltverbrechen vorgeworfen.

Jendoubi forderte „objektive und unabhängige Untersuchungen“, um die Schuldigen zur Verantwortung zu ziehen. Die UN-Experten berichten zudem, wie Luftangriffe, wahlloser Beschuss, Scharfschützen und Landminen die Zivilbevölkerung in vielen Teilen des Landes terrorisieren.

In dem Bericht fordern die UN-Ermittler einen Stopp der Waffenlieferungen an die verschiedenen Konfliktparteien. Die USA, Großbritannien, Frankreich, Iran und andere müssten sich sonst möglicherweise wegen der Beihilfe zu Verstößen gegen das Völkerrecht verantworten.

https://www.epochtimes.de/politik/welt/un-ermittler-fordern-untersuchung-von-kriegsverbrechen-im-jemen-a2990408.html

und auch, kürzer: https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/un-bericht-kriegsverbrechen-im-jemen-1.4586140

https://www.evangelisch.de/inhalte/159923/03-09-2019/un-ermittler-verlangen-bestrafung-der-kriegsverbrecher-im-jemen

http://parstoday.com/de/news/middle_east-i48795-un_geheimdokument_über_rolle_der_usa_und_europas_bei_kriegsverbrechen_im_jemen

https://de.nachrichten.yahoo.com/un-ermittler-fordern-untersuchung-kriegsverbrechen-jemen-121502769.html

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UN-Bericht: Mittäterschaft der USA an Kriegsverbrechen in Jemen

„Staaten können für die Bereitstellung von Hilfe und Unterstützung bei der Begehung von Verletzungen des Völkerrechts der Mittäterschaft verantwortlich gemacht werden“, heißt es in dem Bericht. Ausdrücklich genannt werden in diesem Zusammenhang die Vereinigten Staaten, das Vereinigte Königreich, aber auch der Iran. Und an anderer Stelle ist zu lesen: „Mit der Anzahl von öffentlichen Berichten und oft begründeten schweren Verstößen gegen das humanitäre Völkerrecht kann kein Staat behaupten, sich nicht dessen bewusst zu sein, dass solche Verstöße im Jemen verübt werden.“

Eindeutig sind die Aussagen des UN-Berichts zu den US-Verbündeten Saudi-Arabien und Vereinigte Arabische Emirate: Ihnen werden Kriegsverbreche wie Mord, Folter, grausame und unmenschliche Behandlung, Vergewaltigung, die Rekrutierung von Kindersoldaten oder den Einsatz von Hunger als Waffe vorgeworfen. Kritisiert werden darüber hinaus auch Waffenlieferungen westlicher Staaten: „Die Rechtmäßigkeit von Waffenlieferungen durch Frankreich, das Vereinigte Königreich, die Vereinigten Staaten und anderer Länder bleibt fraglich und ist Gegenstand verschiedener innerstaatlicher Gerichtsverfahren.“

https://zurzeit.at/index.php/un-bericht-mittaeterschaft-der-usa-an-kriegsverbrechen-in-jemen/

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Yemen: Collective failure, collective responsibility – UN expert report

Press Release, Group of International and Regional Eminent Experts on Yemen

A UN report on Yemen released on Tuesday details a host of possible war crimes committed by various parties to the conflict over the past five years, including through airstrikes, indiscriminate shelling, snipers, landmines, as well as arbitrary killings and detention, torture, sexual and gender-based violence, and the impeding of access to humanitarian aid in the midst of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

The Group of International and Regional Eminent Experts on Yemen, created by the UN Human Rights Council, found that the governments of Yemen and the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Houthis and affiliated popular committees have enjoyed a “pervasive lack of accountability” for violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

The report calls for the immediate cessation of all acts of violence committed against civilians in violation of applicable international human rights and international humanitarian law, and demands that the parties take action to protect civilians and ensure justice for all victims.

It urges other States to refrain from providing arms that could be used in the conflict, and reminds them of their obligation to take all reasonable measures to ensure respect for international humanitarian law by all parties to the conflict.

“Five years into the conflict, violations against Yemeni civilians continue unabated, with total disregard for the plight of the people and a lack of international action to hold parties to the conflict accountable,” said Mr. Kamel Jendoubi, chairperson of the Group of Experts on Yemen.

“The international community must multiply its efforts to free the Yemeni people from the persistent injustice they have been enduring.”

Despite a lack of cooperation by the Coalition and Government of Yemen, the Group of Experts was able during the short time available this year to conduct more than 600 interviews with victims and witnesses, to examine documentary and open-source material, and to carry out investigations into emblematic cases to establish patterns of conduct indicative of alleged violations in Yemen since September 2014.

The Experts found reasonable grounds to believe that the conduct of hostilities by the parties to the conflict, including by airstrikes and shelling, continued to have an extreme impact on civilians and many of these attacks may amount to serious violations of international humanitarian law. The Experts further found reasonable grounds to believe that, in addition to violations related to the conduct of hostilities, the parties to the armed conflict in Yemen are responsible for arbitrary deprivation of the right to life, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, sexual violence, torture, ill-treatment, child recruitment, violations of fundamental freedoms, and violations of economic, social and cultural rights. These amount to violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, as applicable. Subject to determination by an independent and competent court, many of these violations may result in individuals being held responsible for war crimes.

The Group of Experts has identified, where possible, individuals who may be responsible for international crimes, and an updated confidential list of individuals has been submitted to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Where identification of individuals was not possible, the Experts have identified the group responsible.

“This endemic impunity – for violations and abuses by all parties to the conflict – cannot be tolerated anymore. Impartial and independent inquiries must be empowered to hold accountable those who disrespect the rights of the Yemeni people. The international community must stop turning a blind eye to these violations and the intolerable humanitarian situation,” said Jendoubi.

The Group of Experts attributed direct responsibility to the parties to the conflict regarding the humanitarian situation in Yemen. The continued extreme impact of attacks against civilian infrastructure such as hospitals, water facilities, food transport, farms and market places, as well as the use of blockades and siege-like warfare, impeding humanitarian access, and other such measures have exacerbated the disastrous humanitarian situation.

“The inhumane deprivation of the Yemeni population of their rights to medicine, water and food should stop immediately. The very survival of the 24 million in need should be the first priority”, added Jendoubi.

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24937&LangID=E

and abridged versions: https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/09/1045492

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/situation-human-rights-yemen-including-violations-and-abuses-september-2014-report

and film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEsX7ewuB4w

and a long thread by Kristine Beckerle (HRW) emphasizing important points:

https://twitter.com/K_Beckerle/status/1168843545781899264

and summarizing reports by the press

https://apnews.com/ac80c7d3107e4af180638b2a75859ab9

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/france-britain-complicit-yemen-war-crimes-190903103122355.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-7422329/UN-probe-alleges-war-crimes-endemic-impunity-Yemen.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-un/u-s-france-britain-may-be-complicit-in-yemen-war-crimes-u-n-report-says-idUSKCN1VO11B

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/459679-un-us-allies-may-be-complicit-in-yemen-war-crimes

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/03/uk-us-and-france-may-be-complicit-in-yemen-war-crimes-un-report

https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/us-britain-france-abetting-possible-war-crimes-in-yemen-says-un-report-1.597062

My comment: The headlines of Western media just emphasize this point, as example „The Guardian“, the others with little differences only: „UK, US and France may be complicit in Yemen war crimes – UN report“. Yes, pals, the world knew this since more than 4 years. Wake up now.

And Daily Mail sums up as follows:

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U.S., France, and Britain may be complicit in Yemen war crimes by arming Saudi-led coalition forces that starve civilians as a war tactic, damning U.N. report says

The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen

By arming, providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations said on Tuesday

Investigators found potential crimes on both sides, including Western countries backing Arab states and the role Iran plays in support of the Houthis

'The legality of arms transfers by France, the United Kingdom, the United States and other States remains questionable,' the potentially damning report stated

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7422809/U-S-France-Britain-complicit-Yemen-war-crimes-report-says.html

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Film: Shireen Al-Adeimi on AJE on UN report on war crimes in Yemen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTldzWOdwAE = https://twitter.com/areltahry/status/1169036481593319424

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UN Report on Yemen: US, UK Accomplices to Atrocities, While Inaction Continues

Prof. Asad Abukhalil argues that the UN Human Rights Council's report on Yemen acknowledges US and UK complicity in the war crimes being committed, but it still soft-pedals them because the US dominates the body

AS’AD ABUKHALIL: I think that, two comments on that. First, as usual with all Western human rights organizations, and as usual with the United Nations reports when it comes to war crimes and human rights violation by countries that are loyal to the US, notice the qualified language. If this is Iran or Syria, you would find countries that are not aligned with the US. You would find the categorical language about certain war crimes have occurred in this region and that conflict and so on. We find here a very mild language that is not certified. The second point about that is, as usual in, again, Western human rights organizations as well as UN reports about human rights violations by countries that are allied with the US and Israel, we find that the propensity is always to blame both sides. The victims have to be blamed.

The victims here are the people of Yemen. First of all, if you go to WikiLeaks, the Houthis is an own Indigenous movement in South Yemen. They have their own agenda. They did not have any regional ambitions or even associations. In WikiLeaks, it said that all of the news in Gulf countries regarding this association with Iran are highly exaggerated. It is fair to say that it is the war of aggression by Saudi Arabia and UAE and the US on Yemen, that it has pushed the Houthis into the lap of Iran. They felt they had no choice.

In that context, if you want to argue who has been responsible, first for the ignition of this war, and two, for the prolongation of this war, there is no question why there are two sides fighting and why there have been human rights violations by the Houthis. The responsibility, the bulk of responsibility, should be laid on the blame of those who started the war and who have prolonged the war, and that is Saudi Arabia, UAE and the sponsors in the West, along with Israel on their side.

https://therealnews.com/stories/un-report-on-yemen-us-uk-accomplices-to-atrocities-while-inaction-continues

and film of interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-YkmUoVHY4

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Saudi-led coalition rejects U.N. report on Yemen

Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Thursday dismissed as subjective and biased a United Nations report that called for a ban on arms transfers to Yemen’s warring sides.

“The report was based on a number of inaccurate assumptions by the U.N. experts ... which stripped it of objectivity and impartiality,” said a statement published by the Saudi state news agency, SPA.

The coalition said it would provide a “comprehensive and detailed legal response” at a later time. It rejected the report’s assertion that the coalition had not cooperated or provided information to the panel.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-un-coalition/saudi-led-coalition-rejects-u-n-report-on-yemen-idUSKCN1VQ2F3

My comment: LOL. Nevertheless, the Saudis used this report for anti-Houthi propaganda (look at cp15).

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United Nations Population Fund: Life-saving services at risk as humanitarian funding dries up in Yemen

Unless humanitarian funding is urgently released, health facilities will be forced to scale back, or even end, their services.

Life-saving services at risk

Donors committed $2.6 billion to United Nations and humanitarian partners during a February pledging event. Less than half has been received.

UNFPA’s procurement of medicines has already stopped due to lack of funds. By the end of August, 100 of the 268 hospitals UNFPA currently supports were closed, and another 75 will be shuttered by the end of this month. The closures will directly affect some 650,000 women accessing reproductive health services, and more than 1 million would be at risk if all facilities close.

"Over 1 million Yemeni women need funds now, or they will lose access to life-saving reproductive health services, putting their lives and those of their babies at risk," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem.

It is estimated that every two hours, a Yemeni woman dies from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and another 20 suffer preventable injuries, infections or disabilities.

Health staff remain determined to help the women and newborns in their charge, but the funding crisis leaves them concerned about the welfare of their colleagues as well as their patients.

"We have problems with support and funding, especially in paying health salaries. The only source of support for emergency obstetric care is UNFPA. We are afraid that even our current support could be stopped," said Dr. Raja, an obstetrician at the hospital.

“The disaster is worsening day after day”

Services for survivors of violence have also been affected. Fourteen safe spaces and four specialized mental health facilities for women have closed.

“We have done our best to serve the people here, but the disaster is worsening day after day in an unbelievable way,” said Balqees Bukari, the supervisor of a safe space in Al Hudaydah.

Her centre provides training opportunities for women and girls, and psychosocial services for survivors of violence. But she fears for the future. “Because of the current situation and the war that is now taking place in Hodeidah, we are no longer able to absorb more. Thousands of women and girls are in very bad situation now.”

Of UNFPA’s 2019 appeal for the humanitarian response in Yemen totals $110 million, but only $38 million has been received. UNFPA is calling on donors to provide urgent funding to continue and restore life-saving reproductive health care and programmes that prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Meanwhile, Ms. Bukari says she and her colleagues are doing their best: “We will not stop supporting women and girls. They have no one standing beside them except us.”

https://www.unfpa.org/news/life-saving-services-risk-humanitarian-funding-dries-yemen

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One million Yemeni women at risk due to lack of funding says UNFPA

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, echoes the urgent call by UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Lise Grande for donors to provide the funding promised earlier this year.

"Over one million Yemeni women need funds now, or they will lose access to life-saving reproductive health services, putting their lives and those of their babies at risk," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem.

By September 2019, UNFPA will be forced to close 175 of the 268 health facilities it currently supports with reproductive health services. This poses a direct threat to more than one million pregnant and lactating women requiring immediate treatment for acute malnutrition and further medical assistance.

Already, the procurement of medicines has stopped. Fourteen safe spaces and four specialized mental health facilities for women have closed.

Every two hours, a woman dies from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and another 20 suffer injuries, infections or disabilities that could have been prevented. This is the reality faced by an estimated 6 million women and adolescent girls of childbearing age in Yemen.

Without funding, the lives of half a million women and girls will be affected. The closure of remaining shelters, safe spaces and specialized facilities will increase the risk of intimidation and violence, and women and girls could be forced into illicit activities to survive.

As the lead agency for the combined response of 23 UN organizations and local and international NGOs, UNFPA calls for urgent funding to provide a package of the most critical lifesaving assistance for newly displaced families on the move, in hard to reach areas, or stranded in the military frontlines. The package includes dignity kits, basic hygiene supplies, and immediate ration kits.

At the end of June, the procurement of dignity kits was suspended and supplies are running scarce. Unless funding is received soon, one million newly displaced people face the probability of being unable to meet basic survival needs during the first weeks of displacement. This will further increase vulnerability and pose higher risks of exploitation, especially for women and girls.

Of UNFPA’s 2019 appeal for $110 million for Yemen’s humanitarian response, only $33 million has been received, leaving a gap of $77 million. We call on donors to provide urgent funding to enable life-saving reproductive health and gender-based violence prevention and response services for women, adolescent girls and others affected by the conflict.

https://yemen.unfpa.org/en/news/one-million-yemeni-women-risk-due-lack-funding-says-unfpa

and also https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-women-health/u-n-says-women-and-babies-at-risk-in-yemen-as-funds-crunch-forces-clinics-to-shut-idUSKCN1VQ2B1

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190905-un-to-close-65-percent-of-health-facilities-in-yemen-in-september/

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Unfulfilled Pledges of Humanitarian Aid Will Result in the Discontinuation of Life-Saving Reproductive Health Services for Yemeni Women and Girls

The Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises urges governments to uphold promised investments in life-saving reproductive health services for Yemeni women and girls living in humanitarian settings.

In February, IAWG issued a statement encouraging donors to invest in these life-saving reproductive health services during the Yemen High-Level Pledging Event in Geneva. To date, only half of these pledges have been fulfilled.

Without the promised funding, organizations will be forced to close facilities providing reproductive health services. Insufficient funds will discontinue humanitarian assistance and human rights protection programming for Yemeni women and girls.

“Over one million Yemeni women need funds now, or they will lose access to life-saving reproductive health services, putting their lives and those of their babies at risk," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem in an August 29 press release.

According to the UN, only three of the 34 humanitarian programs in Yemen are funded through the end of 2019. Several projects have been forced to close, and many projects have been put on hold. Unless funding is received in the next two months, an estimated 22 humanitarian programs will close, and more than 19 million people will lose access to health care services, including reproductive health services.

This is not the time to remain silent. Unless Yemen receives much-needed humanitarian funds, millions of lives will remain at risk. This is not the time to stand aside and let women and girls continue to bear the burden of the multidimensional insecurities of war and grave risks to their reproductive health. This is the time for action.

https://www.care.org/newsroom/press/press-releases/unfulfilled-pledges-humanitarian-aid-will-result-in-discontinuation

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Last stop, Khamer: displaced people in exile in northwestern Yemen

Since the end of March, heavy fighting has intensified in Hajjah governorate, northwestern Yemen. The conflict between Ansar Allah's troops and forces loyal to President Hadi, backed by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition, has displaced thousands of people. Some of them have sought safety in Khamer, in the neighbouring governorate of Amran, where Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are providing medical and surgical care.
These displaced families have joined many others, already living in exile in Khamer for several years after fleeing fighting. In Dahadh camp, nearly 3,500 people are now living in precarious conditions, with limited access to medical care and water.

Dahadh camp is located in Khamer, Amran governorate, 1 km southeast of the city centre, near the Qat market. Over 400 families have been living inside the camp since 2015, the beginning of the war. Some of these families were displaced several times, they are mostly coming from Saada (280 families), the most heavily bombed governorate by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition (SELC) since March 2015.

In June 2018, the coalition's offensive against the city of Hodeidah resulted in a new wave of displaced people crossing into Amran governorate. Fatima and her husband, a fisherman working on the Red Sea, fled fighting and bombing inside the city in July 2018 and found shelter in Dahadh camp. She remembers the journey: 12 endless hours travelling the 300 kilometres between Hodeidah and Khamer – and the fear she felt when she heard the sounds of fighting approaching her home. The couple now live at the far end of the camp, in a tent, far from the sea.

https://www.msf.org/last-stop-khamer-stories-exile-yemen-displaced-people

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Yemen Project Release: Attacks Causing Grave Civilian Harm

Today we publish a cluster of 20 incident assessments, Attacks Causing Grave Civilian Harm, as part of our ongoing Yemen Project. These assessments are the product of in-depth open-source analysis focusing on alleged Saudi-UAE airstrikes that have occurred in Yemen since the start of the aerial bombardment campaign on the 25th of March 2015. They can be read in full at the Yemen Project website.

Bellingcat’s investigations comprise review and verification of all available information in the public domain related to the incidents, including photographs, videos, satellite imagery and Arabic language social media posts discovered by their investigators. Through these reports, Bellingcat has drawn attention to a strategy of targeting densely populated locations by the Saudi-UAE led coalition in both Houthi and non-Houthi held territory. These investigations highlight a destructive pattern of attacks by the Saudi-led Coalition on densely populated markets, prisons, weddings and funerals in Yemen, leaving little to no accountability or acknowledgement in their wake.

Methodology
The methodology followed by the investigators was designed in collaboration with lawyers at the Global Legal Action Network. It was created to increase the reliability of the information in the event that it is ever used as evidence in a court of law. It includes the use of technology which records all steps taken by the investigators to find evidence and immutably preserves the content relied on in the reports. Investigators are briefed on the core principles of international humanitarian law in order to inform their factual assessments, and all reasonable lines of inquiry are followed, including those which point to military activity in the vicinity of an attack which may explain an airstrike in favour of the attacker.
“Double-tap” airstrikes on markets

From the set of 20, Bellingcat has investigated eight alleged airstrikes on markets in Yemen. Seven of these occurred during daylight hours, when markets are most likely to be crowded. Using open-source information, researchers were unable to identify military targets in many of the strikes investigated in this cluster, calling into question the legitimacy of the attacks. However, even in light of identified military targets, the attacks on these locations appeared to kill and injure far more civilians than was proportionate to any likely military advantage. In some cases, such egregious civilian harm appears entirely foreseeable, suggesting that members of the Coalition have intentionally conducted indiscriminate or disproportionate attacks.

Accountability

In addition to markets, the coalition has demonstrated an alarming disregard for civilians by repeatedly targeting heavily populated areas such as large gatherings at weddings and funerals across the country. Detention centres have also not been spared, causing the deaths of dozens of detainees. On the 12th of May 2015, a building in Hajjah later identified by Bellingcat researchers using videos from 2009 and 2013 as a detention center, was bombed. This represented the first of a pattern of strikes where the coalition had struck prisons that were still operational.

The Joint Incident Assessment Team (JIAT), a body established and run by the Saudi/UAE-led coalition in 2016 in response to claims of potential IHL violations, has been roundly condemned as ineffectual by Human Rights Watch and the United Nations Group of Eminent Experts. Bellingcat’s investigations support those condemnations.

Ally responsibility
Fuelling the conflict with arms, coalition allies the UK and the US have committed to billions worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE since the start of the conflict. Despite providing such immense military support, the UK and US have both neglected to independently investigate claims of international humanitarian law violations and potential war crimes, even where their arms have been directly tied to these incidents. This disregard for accountability has had devastating and far-reaching consequences on the civilian population in Yemen. The international community’s continued supply of arms without qualification to the Saudi and UAE governments has enabled the coalition’s repeated failure to push for accountability for violations of international law. As a consequence, failure to acknowledge civilian harm over the course of the conflict, has led to the continuation of airstrikes in densely populated areas.
In the UK, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has challenged the government’s decision licence the export of military equipment to Saudi Arabia. On 20 June 2019 the Court of Appeal ruled that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen are unlawful, however, despite overwhelming evidence and clear risk that UK weapons could be used in unlawful strikes, the UK government has appealed and is yet to make a decision on whether it will grant further arms licenses for sales to Saudi Arabia. Of significance to the government’s new decision will be the steps the Coalition has taken to address alleged violations. Based on Bellingcat’s investigations, such steps appear to have been purely token in nature and only forthcoming in response to overwhelming international outrage.
Bellingcat will continue to investigate airstrikes and will post further tranches of incidents in the coming months. The full set of Attacks Causing Grave Civilian Harm can be read at the Yemen Project website.

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2019/09/02/attacks-causing-grave-civilian-harm/

and, summarizing: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/09/02/605124/Saudi-doubletap-airstrikes-Yemen

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Yemen: Where Coalitions Come to Die

This is not to say that the southern cause is not a just one; it is. The 1990 unification of Yemen’s north and south, the 1994 civil war and the decades of disenfranchisement that followed for southerners left open wounds that justifiably fed aspirations for a return to independence. However, traditional leaders of the southern cause — many hailing from South Yemen’s Marxist era — lost their moral high ground in August, when they bit their tongues as Hani bin Breik, a ruthless religious zealot bent on purging northerners from Aden, became the face of southern empowerment.

Bin Breik is a militant Salafi extremist whose affinity for stirring sectarian hatred and social divisions rivals that of Qasim al-Raimi, the head of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and the leader of the armed Houthi movement, Abdelmalek al-Houthi.

Notably, Bin Breik’s men were armed with American-made weapons paid for by the UAE and politically supported by western lobbyist firms such as Independent Diplomat and Quatro. Abu Dhabi’s support for Bin Breik and many other similarly unsavory characters in Yemen – such as the Salafi militia leader Abu al-Abbas in Taiz, who is designated as a supporter of terrorism by the U.S. Treasury – is telling of its unscrupulous approach to the war and its disregard for Yemeni sovereignty. In a purely functional sense though, Abu Dhabi has at least empowered local proxies that have a plausible chance of achieving its desired ends, regardless of how immoral or illegal those ends might be. By contrast, Riyadh threw its lot behind one of the most corrupt and incapable statesmen in recent history, Yemeni President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The Saudi leadership’s typical approach to problem-solving is to essentially throw money at something until it goes away. But no matter how many billions of dollars worth of weapons Riyadh has bought to bomb Yemen, it must be appallingly clear by now that this is akin to throwing cash off of a cliff and hoping to fill the ocean. At the heart of why this spending and bombing has been futile is the Yemeni president. Hadi is not the one making the most money from this war – far from it – but he occupies the most important decision-making post of any Yemeni. And yet, as a decision-maker, he is inept. T

In August, the Saudi narrative, as well as the legal basis for its intervention in Yemen, unraveled. United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2216, passed in April 2015, highlighted the Yemeni government’s request that Gulf countries assist in its return to power. The Saudi- and Emirati-led coalition has claimed this document offers legal legitimacy for their military intervention in Yemen. This claim is now preposterous. The UAE is actively supporting a military front against the Yemeni government.

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, once big brother and little brother, have lost their fraternity in Yemen’s burial grounds. Their money did not buy a quick victory, but four years on, it is still paying to fill more Yemeni graves.

https://www.justsecurity.org/66061/yemen-where-coalitions-come-to-die/ = https://sanaacenter.org/publications/the-yemen-review/8040

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What An End To Yemen’s Conflict Will Mean For The Houthis

Until very recently, the Houthis have largely been portrayed as a disorganized rebel group whose only expertise is in guerrilla warfare. With each passing year of the conflict, the Houthis have demonstrated that they are, in fact, a politically shrewd organization that makes calculated decisions about its public messaging and diplomatic relations. The Houthis have assembled a Sanaa-based government mirroring the internationally recognized Yemeni government, and they strive to project an air of legitimacy by carefully curating their public image and securing meetings with diplomats around the globe.

The movement’s propaganda and history also indicate that the Houthis are an adaptable group that seeks out partnerships with neighboring adversaries—sometimes by blaming the actions of their opponents on Western actors.

The Houthis practically absolve their regional rivals of their role in the conflict by repeatedly emphasizing that Western actors are the ones engineering Yemen’s destruction.

Just like they did with the late president Saleh, the Houthis insist that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are only acting upon the orders of the United States, implying that their Arab neighbors are not malicious, but are being misled.

The Houthis have said explicitly that they are willing to open a dialogue with both the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

The potential for communication or cooperation between the Houthis and members of the coalition is rarely addressed, possibly because of a fixation among analysts on the group’s current support from Iran, which is frequently emphasized—and overstated. However, it is unlikely that the Houthis will remain closely aligned with the Islamic Republic after the current conflict comes to a close. The Houthis surely understand that it is the UAE and Saudi Arabia, not Iran, that will be funding the bulk of Yemen’s post-conflict reconstruction, and the two countries will therefore possess political leverage that is beyond Iran’s capabilities.

Likewise, Iran is not inclined to maintain the same level of support for the Houthis after the war ends. Tehran’s investment in Sanaa is not like that in Beirut or Damascus, where Iran has long-standing and critical interests. It is widely accepted that Yemen is simply not that high on Iran’s list of priorities

It is unpalatable to acknowledge that the Houthis are likely to come out of this conflict as one of the most powerful political actors in northern Yemen—they have committed innumerable atrocities and human rights violations, and their rhetoric is conspiratorial and blatantly anti-Semitic. The Houthis are a corrupt and deeply militarized group, but they crave political legitimacy from their neighbors and regional actors, and are willing to make sacrifices to achieve it. Ending the international military conflict may lead them to adopt other approaches, create new alliances, and cooperate with former foes. This might be the best hope for the change in behavior that war, and diplomacy, have so far failed to accomplish – by Hannah Porter

https://lobelog.com/what-an-end-to-yemens-conflict-will-mean-for-the-houthis/

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Why the press struggles to cover the war in Yemen

But a fourth war, in Yemen, equal in destruction and in its potential for fallout that directly affects Americans, has been covered very differently. Amnesty International has described it as the “forgotten war.” Coverage of the conflict, which has raged for five years and has precipitated one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history, has been sporadic and simplistic.

It is, admittedly, a complex story—one that requires a nuanced understanding of the cultures and the political currents of a whole region.

Local journalists are routinely targeted with smear campaigns, run by both the Saudi coalition and the Houthis, on social media, says Radhya Almutawakel, a human rights advocate and the chairperson of Mwatana for Human Rights, a Yemeni human-rights group

Foreign reporters face other issues. When Iona Craig, an independent journalist, began covering the Yemen uprising in 2011, she recalls, access was a rare commodity. It remains unpredictable and arbitrary.

Foreign journalists remain caught between the Houthi-controlled north and the Saudi-coalition forces in the south and need to get permission from both parties if they want to enter the country. “It is effectively two countries as far as getting visas,” Craig says.

But most journalists peg the recent spike in coverage of Yemen to the October 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The killing ignited a public debate and scrutiny of Saudi actions within the US.

For all the chaos in this years-long war, says Maggie Michael, an Associated Press reporter, Houthis still push stories to journalists about the humanitarian cost of the conflict. Saudi-coalition forces push information on child soldiers said to be used by the Houthis—and push back at allegations surrounding torture prisons.

Michael, who won a Pulitzer Prize this year for her coverage of the war, says that ultimately, the conflict reflects the essential dilemma faced by every journalist: “You are given different versions of the truth, and your job is to dig deep to reveal what it really is.”

https://www.cjr.org/analysis/yemen-war.php

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Islamic State weapons in Yemen traced back to US Government: Serbia files (part 1)

While US President Donald Trump boasts about the defeat of Islamic State in Syria, US government-purchased weapons appear in the hands of Islamic State terrorists in Yemen.

Recently I anonymously received explosive documents from the Serbian state-owned arms companies Krusik and Jugoimport SDPR, including e-mails, internal memos, contracts, photos, delivery schedules, and packing lists with lot numbers of weapons and their buyers. Among the leaked documents I also received scanned passports of arms dealers and government officials from the US, Saudi Arabia and UAE. They have been involved in the trafficking of at least 3 million pieces of Serbian weapons (mortar shells and rockets) to Yemen and Syria in the last three years.

Tracking the lot number of these Serbian weapons I was able to identify and trace mortar shells in the hands of Islamic State terrorists in Yemen back to their buyer – the US Government.

These documents expose the biggest lie in the US foreign policy – officially fighting terrorism while secretly supporting it.

On 27 July 2019 the Islamic State group released a propaganda video featuring its branch in Yemen. The video shows barbaric scenes of atrocities including shocking scenes of beheadings of people kept in captivity by the Islamic State in Yemen. One 5-second frame shows weapons purchased by the US government in the hands of the terrorists. Here is how I discovered that. The mark on the mortar shells is clearly visible – 82 mm M74 HE KV lot 04/18. The two letters KV mean that those mortar shells were manufactured by the Serbian arms factory Krusik (K stands for Krusik and V – for Valjevo, the town where the factory is located). The following digits 04/18 mean that the mortar shells are lot 04, produced in 2018.

As I had already had documents about arms exports from Krusik I was able to trace back this particular lot 04/18. According to the documents, such 82 mm M74HE mortar shells KV lot 04/18 which appear in the Islamic State video in Yemen were purchased by the American company Alliant Techsystems LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of ATK Orbital, USA) on behalf of the US Government – By Dilyana Gaytandzhieva

http://armswatch.com/islamic-state-weapons-in-yemen-traced-back-to-us-government-serbia-files-part-1/

and by RT, with film:

https://www.rt.com/news/468064-us-purchased-arms-terrorists-yemen/

and film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJc_-42ztfU

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Saudi Arabia Uses Human Trafficking to Hire Soldiers: Report

Saudi Arabia takes advantage of Yemen's extremely harsh humanitarian conditions to hire fighters, doing so through human trafficking networks.

Human rights organization SAM published Monday a report entitled “Border Incineration” to highlight the plight of Yemeni civilians, including children that are pushed by critical economic conditions to be hired by of Saudi Arabia to fight in its southern border.

The report points out that Saudi Arabia takes advantage of Yemen's extremely harsh humanitarian conditions to hire fighters, doing so through human trafficking networks that bring Yemenis to enter the kingdom under the pretext of receiving emergency treatment, only to send them to the border.

Saudis classify such fighters as mercenaries, but the humanitarian group makes clear it cannot be the case as these soldiers belong to a state party in the ongoing conflict.

"What is happening at the border is a violation of domestic laws and international conventions, which prohibit the exploitation of civilians to fight with a country, outside the jurisdiction of local military laws,” the researchers noted, adding that “although Saudi Arabia gives them identification numbers as soldiers and some military ranks, the reality is they are only 'imaginary' soldiers, especially since they do not have any permanent rights resulting therefrom, following their death in the battles."

Yemeni victims killed in these battles are buried inside the kingdom without the knowledge of their families. For some of them, the families have been able to enter the country and receive the bodies, but for the great majority, families are still unaware of what happened to their relatives.

At least 300 Yemeni fighters have been amputated, 250 of whom are currently in housings in some provinces of Saudi Arabia. Most of them awaiting surgery before they can return to Yemen are going through difficult psychological and humanitarian conditions, while many complained of ill-treatment.

SAM concluded its report calling on the international community to stand against the crimes of human trafficking and to consider what is happening in the Saudi-Yemeni border as "legal and moral crimes." It recommended that the United Nations Group of Eminent Experts pay attention to this type of crime and urged the National Commission to Investigate Allegations of Human Rights Violations to work to access information on these cases and take legal action.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Saudi-Arabia-Uses-Human-Trafficking-to-Hire-Soldiers-Report-20190902-0012.html

and SAM Press Release:

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Border Incineration .. SAM highlights the issue of Yemeni Fighters in Southern Saudi Arabia

SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties, has issued a report entitled “Border Incineration” highlighting the issue of attracting Yemeni civilians, including children, and some former Yemeni military and former military personnel to fight in the southern border of Saudi Arabia without legal cover.

Saudi Arabia is hiring Yemeni fighters through human trafficking networks involving Saudis and Yemenis, including former officers and officers of the Yemeni army; SAM said.

In its report, SAM concluded that thousands of Yemenis who had to go to fight to defend the Saudi border, under the pressure of poor humanitarian conditions and subsequently killed or injured, were treated by Saudi Arabia as if they do not exist.

The report, issued by SAM, said it was an outcome of research and investigation in which the organization tried to answer questions about the facts of recruitment and the circumstances of the war to which they are led. Witnesses included officers who were closely involved in the recruitment process, including wounded and former recruits, including recruits who testified and returned to the fronts to die.

SAM concluded in the report that “what is happening at the border is a violation of domestic laws and international conventions, which prohibit the exploitation of civilians to fight with a country, outside the jurisdiction of local military laws, so as not to protect their future rights as formal fighters. Although Saudi Arabia gives them identification numbers as soldiers and some military ranks, the reality reached through the field investigation by SAM researchers confirms that they were only “imaginary” soldiers and officers, especially since they do not have any permanent rights resulting therefrom, following their death in the battles.

According to “SAM” some fighters enter Saudi territory from Al-Wade’a land port using emergency travel document provided by the Yemeni consulate, and they fight in the southern border of Saudi Arabia and receive salaries irregularly, and each time they get paid, they also get a fictitious ranks, based on which their salaries are estimated, and in subsequent payroll list the rank can be promoted or demoted. When they request a leave, they are treated at the Saudi port as if they were illegal immigrants, the Saudi authorities register their fingerprints electronically, then they are banned from entering the Kingdom, even if they get an official visa.

According to SAM’s report, thousands of Yemeni victims killed in battles to defend Saudi Arabia’s southern border were buried in tombs inside the kingdom without the knowledge of their families, and few of them, their family have been able to enter Saudi Arabia to receive their bodies and bury them. Others, their families are still unaware of their fate and fear they have been killed in unknown areas.

SAM said in the report that at least 300 Yemeni fighters have been amputated, 250 of whom are currently in a housing in the Aseer region of Saudi Arabia, as well as others in other provinces and camps, most of them awaiting surgery, for installing prosthetics before returning to Yemen, while most of them are living in difficult psychological and humanitarian conditions because their salaries have been suspended for seven months.

SAM called to stop what is called the “Incineration” of Yemeni youth, who are pushed to join the fight by difficult economic conditions, in light of salary cuts and suspension of development projects, and the poor humanitarian situation of the displaced and unemployment, and by brokers persistence to trade the lives of Yemenis in exchange for money

SAM said that the conclusion of the legal research into the status of these fighters confirms that they cannot be described as mercenaries, although they fight alongside Saudi Arabia motivated primarily by financial temptation, which means that one of the conditions for the description of mercenaries fits on them, but they cannot be considered as mercenaries, because they belong to a State party to the ongoing conflict, Yemen, which disqualify them from the description of mercenaries, where the mercenary is required, either as defined in Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions or in the International Convention against the Recruitment and Use of Mercenaries And their funding, “to not be Nationals of a Party to the conflict or of residents of territory under the control of a Party to the conflict.

According to “SAM,” these recruits could be considered a “Yemeni militia” working for and funded by Saudi Arabia, and therefore; it is responsible for them or for any violations committed by them as it oversees their training and salaries and the appointment of their commanders and direct their operations.

SAM also quoted witnesses as saying that these forces are engaged in some battles with the participation of the air cover of the Coalition, but sometimes the Coalition bombs the sites of the forces loyal to Saudi Arabia, and by artillery and the tanks also, who made some mistakes and caused casualties.

SAM said it had not been able to get an accurate statistic of the numbers of wounded from official sources; but according to estimates from field fighters, there have been approximately 10,000 wounded since the beginning of the war. “Our information indicates that many of the Yemeni war-wounded fighting in the Yemen-Saudi border do not receive the necessary care,” SAM said. “Many of them were forcibly deported to a newly constructed accommodation in the Yemeni province of Mareb, while some were granted compensation, sometimes only SAR 500. The organization also found that many of the wounded were in a bad psychological situation and complained of ill-treatment.

SAM said that it received information that some Yemeni fighting to defend Saudi Arabia’s southern border were subjected to arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances in Saudi intelligence prisons for long periods, which could last from six months to an unknown period, before being deported to Mareb, Yemen.

https://www.samrl.org/yemeni-fighters-in-southern-saudi-arabia/

And this is the full SAM report:

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Incineration of the Border

Human rights report monitors recruitment of Yemeni civilisan fighters to defend Saudi Arabia’s southern border

https://www.samrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Recruitment-of-Yemenis-in-Saudi-Arabia-EN.pdf

and special subjects taken from this report:

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'I curse myself': Yemeni mercenaries say their Saudi fighting days are over

The war took their jobs from them, so they fought for the Saudis. Now Yemen's mercenaries have had enough

Anees was able to send around $1,200 back to his family each month and continued to fight until this April, when he went home for a visit. In May, he returned to the Saudi-Yemen border once again, even though he sensed it could be his last trip home.

"I was feeling that maybe this was my final visit to my village. The battles were getting fiercer and the Saudis were sending us to the front lines while they keep far from the battles," he said.

Four months later - and days after he says Saudi Arabia put more than 1,000 mercenaries like him in a vulnerable position at the kingdom’s border, where they were besieged by the Houthis for four days – the 43-year-old and relatives of those killed during the siege are calling on fighters to desert their paymasters.

“I am cursing myself every day for joining the battles with Saudi Arabia to defend its borders from the Houthis. But it was not only my mistake. It was also the bad economy that made us do it,” he said.

Last week, Anees said, the leaders of his brigade called on their fighters to march on the Jabara Valley, an area in the Ketaf district of Saada province.

“We know this valley is under Houthi control and that the Houthis were also positioned behind us in Najran,” Anees said.

But the leaders insisted that the mercenaries press forward, promising that Salafi fighters would follow from behind and protect them.

More than 1,000 Yemeni fighters advanced to the valley, which was empty when they arrived, Anees said. They then marched about 1.5km around the valley and still, he said, there were no Houthis in sight. But it was a trap.

“Suddenly, the Houthis started to attack us from the mountains. We tried to withdraw but there were no Salafi fighters backing us up and only the Houthis besieging us from all directions,” he said.

Anees said the siege started on Monday and lasted until Thursday, without any intervention from Saudi Arabia or the Salafis. Eventually, some of the fighters broke through and fled.

“We were about to die from hunger. We had run out of food. The Saudis and the Salafis did not break the siege on us, so we fought and pushed towards Najran and only few were escaped including me,” Anees said.

He said he was among fewer than 100 fighters who escaped the battle, while more than 1,000 were either killed or captured, he said.

According to these reports, around 800 fighters are from Taiz, 600 from Ibb, 300 from Al-Jawf and 200 from Dhamar province were captured in Ketaf and then the captives were transported to different prisons.

The accounts also stated that one of the vehicles transporting the captured soldiers, which was far from the area where the siege and fighting had happened, was hit by a Saudi air strike, killing and injuring a large number.

Mohammed Al-Boukhaiti, a Houthi leader and member of the Houthis’ Political Council, said on his Facebook account that all the details in the pro-Hadi reports were true.

Saudi Arabia has not commented publicly on the battle and did not respond to MEE's request for comment on Tuesday.

“We were about to die from hunger, but Saudi Arabia did not intervene to break the siege with air strikes because the Saudis do not care about us,” Anees said.

“I call on all Yemeni fighters in the Saudi borders to return to their homes and let the Houthis advance on Saudi Arabia and take revenge for the deaths of our fellow fighters."

Sadness in all the houses

The scale of loss from the fighting and siege in the mountains has shaken households across Yemen, particularly in Taiz province, where many of the paid fighters came from.

“I lost 27 friends from my small village in the outskirts of Taiz City and only two fighters from my village could escape,” said Anees, who escaped by fleeing towards Najran and was only making his way back home on Saturday.

“The Saudis launched a war on us and our men lost their jobs because of the war. Then Saudi Arabia opened the door for Yemenis to defend its borders,” Aisha Sharaf, the mother of a 26-year-old mercenary, told MEE.

“The men and youth had no choice but to fight for Saudi Arabia to get money that enabled them to marry and help their families.”

Mercenaries or soldiers?

Reacting to the news of the battle, the Yemeni government responded without clarifying that the Yemeni fighters who were killed were mercenaries, rather than soldiers with the army.

The Yemeni defence ministry reported that vice president Ali Mohsen Saleh phoned General Raddad al-Hashimi, commander of the Ketaf Brigade, on Friday to follow up on military developments and the condition of the fighters.

“Saleh praised heroes’ legendary resilience in fighting Houthi militia in Sa’ada’s Kataf, praying for the dead soldiers and praying for recovery of the injured and wounded,” the ministry’s website said.

Saleh also reportedly “expressed thanks to Saudi brothers” for their efforts to liberate Yemen from the Houthis.

The fugitive fighter Anees accused the government of being “the worst problem in Yemen”.

Returning home

The battle has also sparked others to call for mercenaries fighting for Saudi Arabia in Yemen to return home.

Soon after the fighting, Sheik Hamoud Al-Mikhlafi, head of the Popular Resistance in Taiz and now based in Turkey, said on his Facebook account: “We call on all fighters of Al-Janad region [Taiz and Ibb provinces] in the southern borders of Saudi Arabia return quickly to the battles in Taiz.”

Now that Arees is home, he is encouraging other fighters to return, but says he knows it is a difficult ask.

“Many Yemeni fighters in other fronts in the Saudi borders are demanding to return to their cities after they witnessed the treason of Salafis but the Saudis did not allow them to flee the battles,” he said.

Meanwhile, with some of the money he has left from his fighting, he will try to support his family by selling sandwiches at a nearby school.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/i-curse-myself-everyday-yemeni-mercenaries-say-their-saudi-fighting-days-are-over

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Report: Saudi Arabia using human trafficking networks to recruit child soldiers

Saudi Arabia has been taking advantage of the dire economic condition in neighbouring Yemen by recruiting Yemeni civilians, including children, via local human trafficking networks to defend its southern border, a new report has revealed.

According to Geneva based human rights monitoring organisation SAM, many Yemenis are entering the kingdom under the pretext of receiving emergency treatment only to be sent to the Yemen-Saudi border to fight for Riyadh. Saudi classes such fighters as mercenaries, however SAM explains this cannot be the case as they belong to a state party in the ongoing conflict.

Over the last four years, the report explained, Saudi Arabia has been enlisting thousands of Yemeni fighters, including children, “using human trafficking networks, to fight on its behalf along its southern border with Yemen”.

This, it continued, was in clear “violation of domestic laws and international conventions, which prohibit the use of civilians to fight”.

Yemenis who died as a result of the unrest at the border were often buried in the kingdom without their families being informed. Some 300 have had to have a limb amputated as a result of their war injuries, SAM continued.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190902-report-saudi-arabia-using-human-trafficking-networks-to-recruit-child-soldiers/

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As Saudi and UAE Proxies Trade Blows in Southern Yemen, Yemeni Civilians Pay the Price

According to Yemenis in Aden, the victims of the fighting are always Yemeni, not citizens or soldiers from Saudi Arabia or the UAE, and are part of a larger Saudi-UAE strategy to keep Yemen divided.

“The only option for staying safe was to flee,” Jameel, a father of three, told MintPress, as his family, including young children, looked on with fear. MintPress caught up with Jameel and his family as they fled along the rugged al-Rahedah road after being forced to evacuate their home in the Kreter region of Aden on Sunday. “We found no shelter except for the mountains. So we will scatter into the empty places between the rocks.” Jameel’s car was one of the dozens laden with escapees – mostly children and women – on the highway linking the Taiz and Aden governorates.

Thousands of families in Aden, Abyan and Shabwa evacuated their homes to al-Turbah districts in Taiz, al-Mahrah, Sana`a and Marib provinces to escape the mutual ethnic-cleansing campaigns being waged by forces loyal to Saudi-backed former Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the United Arab Emirates-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC). The campaigns come amid an already acute shortage of food, clean drinking water, and medicine.

Ahmed Salem, an internally displaced Yemeni citizen (IDP), told MintPress that his home was raided and he was severely beaten in front of his four children before being given a chance to flee the city. His was one of 6,978 cases of grave human rights violations committed by pro -UAE forces against civilians in the southern Yemeni provinces of Aden, Abyan and Shabwah during the month of August, according to the Yemeni American Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights, an independent human-rights group.

That figure was confirmed by the Amsterdam-based human-rights group Rights Radar.

However, a number of IDPs were not as lucky as Ahmed Salem and were killed while fleeing, while other families were trapped in their homes by fighting, unable to secure food and without medical aid and clean water. “It’s total chaos here. There was fighting in the city all day yesterday. Things appear to have calmed down a bit this morning, but we expect the hostilities to resume at any point,” Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Programme Manager Caroline Seguin said in a statement. Fighting has since resumed since Seguin’s statement was made. In fact, in just one day, 51 people were killed, 10 of them already dead by the time they reached the hospital, according to MSF.

Saudi, UAE proxies take turns killing Yemeni civilians

According to witness testimony given to MintPress, after Saudi-backed militants pulled out of Aden, forces from the STC began to raid homes, hotels, businesses and popular neighborhoods, and arrested scores of pro-Hadi activists, politicians and clerics belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood Movement, accusing them of terrorism. Dozens were killed, dragged onto the streets in scenes reminiscent of those during ISIS takeovers of cities in Syria and Iraq.

Attacks on civilians have also extended to detainees, hospital patients, travelers and hotel guests. Pro-Saudi detainees and wounded persons in hospitals were executed when “a group belonging to the Security Belt forces stormed homes belonging to the Hadi government in Dar Saad, Kreter districts, and Zenjebar and killed many pro-Saudi [people],” according to witnesses who spoke to MintPress.

Yemenis who once fought alongside Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now saying what the Houthis have repeated since the war on Yemen began four years ago — that Saudi Arabia and the UAE did not go to Yemen to liberate it, but to occupy its islands and ports and to steal its fortunes - by Ahmed AbdulKareem

https://www.mintpressnews.com/saudi-uae-proxies-trade-blows-aden-yemen-civilians-pay-price/261661/

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How the US Shattered the Middle East

Yemen is a nightmare, a catastrophe, a mess—and the United States is highly complicit in the whole disaster.

What makes the situation in the Arabian Peninsula’s south particularly disturbing is that supposed foreign policy “experts” in D.C. have long been hysterically asserting that the top risk to America’s safety are Islamist-occupied “safe havens” or ungoverned spaces. I’m far from convinced that the safe-haven myth carries much water; after all, the 9/11 attacks were planned in Germany and the US as much as in, supposedly, the caves of Afghanistan. Still, for argument’s sake, let’s take the interventionist experts’ assumption at face value. In that case, isn’t it ironic that in Yemen—and (as I’ll demonstrate) countless other countries—US military action has repeatedly created the very state fracture and ungoverned spaces the policymakers and pundits so fear?

Let us take an ever-so-brief tour of Washington’s two-decade history of utterly rupturing Greater Mideast nation-states and splintering an already fractious region. Here goes, from West to East, in an admittedly noncomprehensive list.

The point is that the US has irreparably fractured a broad swath of the globe from West Africa to Central Asia. Interventionist pundits in both parties and countless think tanks insist that the US military must remain in place across the region to police dangerous “ungoverned spaces,” yet recent history demonstrates irrefutably that it is the very intervention of Washington and presence of its troops that fragments once (relatively) stable nation-states and empowers separatists and Islamists.

The whole absurd mess boils down to a treacherous math problem of sorts. By my simple accounting, a region from Nigeria to Afghanistan that once counted about 22 state entities has—since the onset of the US “terror wars”—broken into some 37 autonomous, sometimes hardly governed, zones. According to the “experts,” that should mean total disaster and increased danger to the homeland. Yet it’s largely US military policy and intervention itself that’s caused this fracture. So isn’t it high time to quit the American combat missions? Not according to the mainstream policymakers and pundits. For them, the war must (always) go on!

Counterproductivity seems the essence of US military policy in Uncle Sam’s never-ending, post-9/11 wars – by Danny Sjursen

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/how-the-u-s-shattered-the-middle-east/ = https://original.antiwar.com/danny_sjursen/2019/09/05/how-the-us-shattered-the-middle-east/

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

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Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 5 September 2019 - Yemen

Staying on a humanitarian topic, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a diphtheria vaccination campaign in Yemen targeting over 2.8 million children between 6 weeks and 15 years. More than 200 people died due to diphtheria since 2017 and over 4,000 people had the disease. More than 8,000 health workers, community health workers and community volunteers are participating in the vaccination campaign in eight cities, including Hodeidah, Al Jawf, Dhamar and Ibb. Preliminary data indicates that over 1 million children have been vaccinated within the first five days of the campaign.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/daily-press-briefing-office-spokesperson-secretary-general-5-september-2019-yemen

photos: https://twitter.com/UNICEF_Yemen/status/1168981918899200002

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IOM Yemen: Cholera Response Situation Report (January - June 2019)

13,170 NUMBER OF PEOPLE BY IOM SCREENED FOR CHOLERA

5,750 CHOLERA KITS DISTRIBUTED

498,822 PEOPLE REACHED WITH AWARENESS RAISING ACTIVITIES

420 MIGRANTS PROVIDED WITH ORAL CHOLERA VACCINE

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/iom-yemen-cholera-response-situation-report-january-june-2019

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World Health Organization: Outbreak update - Cholera in Yemen, 11 August 2019

The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 16,308 suspected cases and 14 associated deaths during epidemiological week 32 (5-11 August) of 2019. Twelve percent of cases were severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 11 August 2019 is 936822, with 1313 associated deaths (CFR 0.14%). Children under five represent 24.5 % of total suspected cases during 2019. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 305 of 333 districts in Yemen.

From week 8 in 2019, the trend of weekly reported suspected cholera cases started increasing and reached to more than 29500 cases in week 14. These were the maximum number of cases reported so far. The trend of suspected cases has been fluctuated over the past weeks. Starting from week 23, the number of cases increased with the start of rain season. However, since week 27, less cases were reported every week.

http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epidemic-diseases/cholera/outbreak-update-cholera-in-yemen-11-august-2019.html

Outbreak update - Cholera in Yemen, 4 August 2019

The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 16,615 suspected cases and 10 associated deaths during epidemiological week 31 (29 July to 4 August) of 2019. Eleven percent of cases were severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 4 August 2019 is 923692, with 1294 associated deaths (CFR 0.14%). Children under five represent 24.2 % of total suspected cases during 2019. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 304 of 333 districts in Yemen.

From week 8 in 2019, the trend of weekly reported suspected cholera cases started increasing and reached to more than 29500 cases in week 14.

http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epidemic-diseases/cholera/outbreak-update-cholera-in-yemen-4-august-2019.html

Outbreak update - Cholera in Yemen 28 July 2019

The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 18,020 suspected cases and 14 associated deaths during epidemiological week 30 (22 to 28 July) of 2019. Twelve percent of cases were severe.

http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epidemic-diseases/cholera/outbreak-update-cholera-in-yemen-28-july-2019.html

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New mysterious disease breaks out in Dhalea

Medical sources on Tuesday reported the outbreak of a strange disease among thousands of citizens in al-Dhalea province, south-central Yemen.

According to the sources, the strange disease causes a skin rash in the infected, named by the citizens as “al-Majar” in the various directorates of Dhalea.

“It is shown that the disease causes a granulated rash and is transmitted by touching hands between citizens,” one of the medical sources said.

The sources explained that many doctors were unable to diagnose the disease, while some drugs needed to reduce the skin rash in the patients were not available.

The medical sources suggested that the disease was caused by the use of new weapons by the Saudi-led coalition in its war on Yemen, particularly in Dhalea Front during its military confrontation with the army and Popular Committees.

https://www.uprising.today/new-mysterious-disease-breaks-out-in-dhalea/

cp1b Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah / Most important: Hodeidah battle

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Thursday, September 5th, 2019

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8642

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Houthis renew shelling of joint forces in al-Faza, Hodeidah

http://en.adenpress.news/news/13207

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In Hodeidah, a child was killed and a man was injured with a US-Saudi shell targeted them in At-tohayta district. 2 women and 3 children also injured in At-tohayta with a shell fired by mercenaries. 2 civilians were injured in Al-Hawk district with US-Saudi artillery shells. US-Saudi mercenaries targeted villages southern east Hais district with 17 artillery shells.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8627

Film. https://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/aggressions-shells-target-citizens-in-hodeidahvideo/

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7 Citizens Injured in Saudi-mercenaries Shelling in Hodeidah

Seven citizens, mostly women and children, were injured at dawn on Wednesday due to shelling by ٍSaudi-mercenaries targeting residential areas in.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8617

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HUNDREDS OF AGGRESSION’S SHELLS HIT SEVERAL DISTRICTS IN HODEDAH PROVINCE

https://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/hundreds-of-aggressions-shells-hit-several-districts-in-hodedah-province/

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In Hodeidah, US-Saudi forces targeted with heavy and medium machine-guns and artillery shells, the Engineering College and 50th St.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8616

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UN considers retired Indian general to lead Hodeidah efforts

Truce in Red Sea port was main achievement of peace talks in Sweden last year

The UN is considering Abhijit Guha, a retired lieutenant general from the Indian Army, to be the next leader of the UN observer mission in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

Mr Guha was formerly a deputy military adviser to the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations, and has also served on international panels related to peacekeeping.

If appointed, he will succeed Lt Gen Michael Lollesgaard of Denmark, and become the third official charged with leading UN monitoring of a ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah.

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/un-considers-retired-indian-general-to-lead-hodeidah-efforts-1.906054

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In Hodeidah, a pregnant woman was injured with US-Saudi mercenaries' gunshot in Hais district. US-Saudi mercenaries targeted civilians' houses and properties …

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8596

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A citizen and his wife are killed, two children injured in a mine explosion in Taif, south of Hodeidah

A man and his wife were killed and their son and another child were injured when a landmine exploded Sunday evening in al-Drihimi district in southern Hodeidah province in western Yemen.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/171237

and also http://en.adenpress.news/news/13173

cp1c Saudischer Luftangriff auf Gefängnis tötet 156 / Saudi air raid at prison kills 156

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HEALTH MINISTRY: 156 VICTIMS OF THE PRISONERS MASSACRE IN DHAMAR

Spokesman for the Health Ministry Dr. Yousef al-Hadhri on Thursday said that 156 bodies of victims of the prisoners massacre committed by the US_Saudi aggression in Dhamar province have been recovered until Wednesday.

“There are 50 wounded of the massacre victims are still receiving treatment in hospitals,” said Dr. al-Hadhr in a statement

He pointed out that 16 bodies were recovered from the rubble on Wednesday, according to the report of the Central Operations Room at the Health Office in Dhamar.

According to the report, 86 bodies were recovered on Sunday, the day of the attack on the prisoners’ jail, and 50 wounded were transferred to hospitals, while 37 bodies were recovered on the second day of the attack and 17 bodies on the third day.

https://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/health-ministry-156-victims-of-the-prisoners-massacre-in-dhamar/

and also https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/death-toll-from-prison-attack-rises-to-156-houthi/1574312 = https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190905-houthi-death-toll-from-prison-attack-rises-to-156/

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Bis zu 130 Tote nach Luftangriff im Jemen

Bei dem Luftangriff auf ein als Gefängnis genutztes Gebäude im kriegszerrütteten Jemen sind möglicherweise bis zu 130 Gefangene getötet worden - und damit weit mehr als angenommen.

In dem Gebäude in Dhamar im Südwesten des Landes seien etwa 170 Menschen festgehalten worden, teilte das Internationale Komitee vom Roten Kreuz (ICRC) mit. 40 von ihnen seien bei dem Angriff am Wochenende verletzt worden, die übrigen 130 vermutlich tot. Eine offizielle Bestätigung für diese Zahl gab es zunächst nicht.

https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/ausland/id_86378538/un-vermittler-mahnt-bis-zu-130-tote-nach-luftangriff-im-jemen.html = https://www.welt.de/newsticker/dpa_nt/infoline_nt/brennpunkte_nt/article199567866/Bis-zu-130-Tote-nach-Luftangriff-im-Jemen.html

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3QIngvIMwk = https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2576597999045386

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Noch ein Massaker der Saudi in Jemen

Bei Luftangriffen auf ein Gefängnis in der Stadt Dhamar in Jemen, wurden bis zu 130 Menschen getötet.

ein Gefängnis – und kein legitimes Kriegsziel. Rund 179 Menschen seien dort von den Huthi festgehalten worden, sagte Erika Tovar, die Kommunikationsbeauftragte des IKRK in Sanaa, der NZZ. 109 Tote habe ein Forensiker des Komitees vor Ort bisher gezählt. Vermutlich werde sich die Zahl der Opfer noch erhöhen.

Das IKRK ist glaubwürdiger als Riad: Das Komitee hat die von den Huthi Festgehaltenen in Dhamar wiederholt besucht, wie das seinem Mandat entspricht. Eine weitere Kernaufgabe ist die Nothilfe, und mit dieser ist das IKRK-Team derzeit voll ausgelastet. Knapp 40 Tote konnten laut Tovar bis Montagabend identifiziert werden, ebenso viele Verletzte seien in die beiden Spitäler von Dhamar gebracht worden, wo zurzeit dank der medizinischen Hilfestellung des IKRK gegen 200 Personen versorgt werden können. Sie vermutete, dass sich die restlichen rund 20 Gefangenen noch immer unter den Trümmern befinden. Gesamthaft ist also mit mindestes 130 Toten zu rechnen.

«Wir schliefen, als unser Gebäude etwa um Mitternacht plötzlich drei, vier oder sechs Mal angegriffen wurde», sagte Nazem Saleh, ein überlebender Gefangener, der Agentur Associated Press. Franz Rauchenstein, Chef der IKRK-Delegation, besuchte die zerbombten Gebäude in Dhamar und zeigte sich danach schockiert.

Über die Motive des Angriffs kann man vorläufig nur rätseln.

https://www.nzz.ch/international/noch-ein-massaker-der-saudi-in-jemen-ld.1506010

und auch https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute/bis-zu-130-tote-nach-luftangriff-auf-gefaengnis-im-jemen-befuerchtet-100.html

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Saudi-Arabien: Katastrophale Fehler bei der Zielgebung im Jemen

Ein Luftangriff massakriert Gefangene der Hadi-Regierung, für die das Königreich kämpft. Die Emirate vereiteln einen Angriff zur Wiedererlangung der Kontrolle in Aden. Sie gehen auch in Syrien einen eigenen Kurs

Der Empfänger großer Waffenlieferungen aus westlichen Rüstungsunternehmen - Saudi-Arabien - veranschaulichte am gestrigen Sonntag aufs Neue, wie die Kriegswaffen zum Einsatz kommen. Die Koalition unter Führung des Königreichs bombardierte ein Gefängnis. Nach aktuellen Berichtenstarben 130 Menschen. "Diesen gewaltigen Schaden zu sehen, die Leichen zwischen den Trümmern, war ein richtiger Schock", wird Franz Rauchenstein zitiert, der Leiter der Rot-Kreuz-Delegation im Jemen, der den Angriffsort in Dhamar besichtigte.

Bei der Bestandsaufnahme des Grauens stellte sich eine weitere furchtbare Dimension heraus. Die saudische Waffenkriegsbündnis hatte das Massaker gegen Personen angerichtet, die dem Lager angehören, für dessen Seite man kämpft. Es waren von Hutis gefangen genommene Regierungskämpfer.

Der saudi-arabische Sprecher der Koalition, Turki bin Saleh Al-Malki, hatte das Ziel des Angriffes zuvor als "legitim" bezeichnet, da es sich seinen Angaben nach um ein "militärisches Gebäude" handele. Man ging laut dem Sprecher davon aus, dass es "in Wirklichkeit" ein Waffenlager war. Die Hutis seien dafür bekannt, dass sie solche Einrichtung tarnen, etwa mit der Behauptung, dass es sich um ein geheimes Gefängnis handelt.

Diese "Taktik der Hutis" und nicht der Angriff, stellt in dieser Darstellung die Verletzung der Regelung von bewaffneten Auseinandersetzungen dar. Auch sei das Gebäude nicht auf einer no-strike list der UN registriert worden.

Das Gesamtbild der Lage im Jemen sieht derzeit nicht besonders erfolgsversprechend für das absolutistische Königreich mit den großen Ambitionen aus. Die jüngste Offensive der von Saudi-Arabien unterstützten Pro-Hadi-Truppen die Kontrolle über Aden wiederzuerlangen, wurde laut Berichten von Luftangriffen der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate vereitelt. Die Pro-Hadi-Truppen mussten den Rückzug antreten.

https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Saudi-Arabien-Katastrophale-Fehler-bei-der-Zielgebung-im-Jemen-4511824.html

Meine Bemerkung: Mehr in Jemenkriegmosaik 571, cp1c.

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Mwatana: Horrific Saudi/UAE-Led Coalition Attack on Houthi Detention Center in Dhammar

Scores dead and wounded. Accountability and redress urgently needed

A Mwatana team visited the site the morning after the attack and observed bodies and body parts scattered in the yard and under the rubble. Twenty-seven bodies in white plastic bags where brought to the College yard while Mwatana was there. During the visit, coalition aircraft were still flying in the sky. The Mwatana team interviewed the wounded, survivors, witnesses, medical staff and first responders. It also photographed the site, including the destruction to the buildings and other physical evidence found at the site.

As of writing, the Yemeni Red Crescent Society had recovered 96 bodies and 40 wounded. There are likely still dozens of bodies under the rubble, based on Mwatana observations at the site. “We only recognized 55 full bodies. The rest is unrecognizable carnage,” a Yemeni Red Crescent worker told Mwatana.

According to preliminary information collected by Mwatana, at least 7 children were detained in the ground floor of one of the targeted buildings. Information verified by Mwatana indicates that at least four of them were appear to have been killed.

This attack provides further evidence that the warring parties are disregarding international humanitarian law and international human rights law in Yemen, and underscores the need for active scrutiny of all parties to the conflict in Yemen, as well as the urgent need for real, credible accountability.

This is not the first time the coalition has attacked Houthi detention facilities.

Mwatana for Human Rights calls upon the Saudi/UAE-led Coalition to respect international humanitarian law and on the Houthis to immediately end arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances. Mwatana also calls for a transparent and independent international investigation into this and other awful attacks, with an aim towards holding those responsible to account, and to providing appropriate redress to victims. In the absence of serious and transparent investigations, accountability and redress, such attacks will almost surely be repeated in the future. http://mwatana.org/en/airstrike-on-detention-center/

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Head of ICRC mission to "Al-Masdar Online": Committee does not notify parties to the conflict about prison sites and places of detention

According to medical sources at Dhamar General Hospital, the Houthis have transferred dozens of wounded to unknown destinations, without regard to their health status and the critical condition of some of them.

The sources confirmed to "Al-Masdar Online" that Houthi gunmen took a number of wounded detainees to unknown destinations, despite the objection of doctors to the procedure, especially the injuries of some of those who were transferred, did not exceed the stage of danger.

According to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, most of the injured, who were transported and re-hidden in secret, were political activists and academics from Taiz and southern areas.

"About 40 to 50 wounded people are not all in Dhamar hospital," said Franz Rukhenstein, head of the ICRC delegation in Yemen, according to figures from the Houthi health authorities in Sana'a.

In response to the "Al-Masdar Online" query, Rukhenstein assumed that some of the injured, who were not in Dhamar General Hospital, had been transferred to other hospitals," adding that "health authorities in Sana'a may have more information about this."

The head of the ICRC delegation in Yemen, Franz Rukhenstein, said the ICRC "does not notify the parties to the conflict of prison sites and places of detention."

"It's not our job or our role," he said.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/171322

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Freedom for corpses only. Houthis detain wounded survivors of "community college" massacre, and prevents families to visiting them

A medical source in the city of Dhamar told Al-Masdar Online that Houthi militias are imposing a security cordon on the hospital where the wounded survivors of the "Community College" massacre were taken to in the province (central Yemen).

According to the source, tight security measures were imposed on Dhamar General Hospital, where wounded survivors of the raids targeting a detainee run by the Houthis at the community college in the north of the city, and armed men affiliated with Houthi militias are working to prevent the wounded from leaving the hospital and prevent their families from visiting them or check them out.

The medical source told Al-Masdar Online that the militias only allow the families of the victims who died in the raids to come to the hospital's refrigerator in order to receive the bodies while preventing any contact with the injured.

In addition, local sources in the village of "Monqetha" near the college said that Houthi militants reached out to the residents of the area on the night of the bombing, in search of survivors who fled the site, with the aim of re-abducting them

The source pointed out that only Yemeni Red Crescent volunteers are working on the site, expressing dissatisfaction with the absence of government organizations and offices belonging to the Houthi group, which controls the province.

The source added that the absence of government organizations and offices and their dissonance from carrying out their duties, led to the delay in the completion of the task of recovering the bodies

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/171304

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Grim search for bodies in Yemen, 3 days after Saudi-led raid

Three days after a Saudi-led coalition air strike that the Red Cross says killed over 100 people in Yemen, relief teams Wednesday kept up the grim task of retrieving bodies.

An excavator and a bulldozer shifted piles of concrete from buildings that collapsed in Sunday's attack on the rebel-held western city of Dhamar, in a video filmed by an AFP collaborator.

"The work continues -- the local teams, along with others coming from Sanaa, have extracted a number of bodies from the debris," said Hassan al-Ansi, a rescue worker.

He did not give a precise death toll or indicate how many bodies have been found during three days of combing through the rubble.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-7428357/Grim-search-bodies-Yemen-3-days-Saudi-led-raid.html

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123 Bodies Have Been Recovered From Victims Of Massacre Of Aggression Against Prisoners In Dhamar

The Ministry of Public Health and Population said on Tuesday that 123 bodies have been recovered from the aggression’ massacre in the prison of prisoners in Dhamar province.

A source in the public emergency at the Ministry of Health explained that 50 wounded victims of crime are being treated in hospitals.

While medical source pointed out that the rescue teams today recovered 25 bodies from the rubble, Red Crescent is still searching for victims.

https://sabanews.net/en/news3064804.htm

and also https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/123-bodies-pulled-from-rubble-at-yemens-dhamar-prison/1571837

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Yemeni workers search for bodies at prison hit by Arab coalition

Yemeni rescue workers searched for bodies amid concrete debris and twisted steel wreckage on Monday, two days after air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition hit a prison complex killing more than 100 people.

Yemeni Red Crescent workers placed corpses in white bags while bulldozers and other heavy equipment moved through the rubble to try to retrieve bodies before decay set in at the site in Dhamar in southwest Yemen.

“I was next to the window when I heard the warplanes and then the bombing. I passed out and when I woke, the window and the wall were above my back,” said Assem Mohammed Ismail, one of the survivors treated in a hospital ward in Dhamar.

“When the rescuers came, I screamed from under the mountain.”

The final death toll is still unknown, but the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen said on Sunday after visiting the complex and hospitals that over 100 had been killed. On Monday, an ICRC spokeswoman said rescuers will need days to know how many were killed.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/yemeni-workers-search-for-bodies-at-prison-hit-by-arab-coalition-idUSKCN1VN1ZJ

Films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COgskAyw_Lo

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1168701514283704320

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd_ewfK9_S0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o55_4K0zVg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8stXtDSH00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSBDiBCaza8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSmiKc8GEEY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhrqI9WUEfI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpbCEfbiN_Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQuQ0yNTw_s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixx6kNM9C2w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF9mwNyZbc0

and a long film by Almasirah: https://www.uprising.today/shocking-video-footage-shows-aftermath-of-saudi-prison-bombing/

more photos: https://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/icrc-says-we-visited-targeted-location-in-dhamarimages/

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UN calls for accountability in Saudi-led attack on Yemen prison

Al Jazeera's Mohammed al-Attab, reporting from Dhamar, said prison guards at the scene said they reconstructed the building, which had been destroyed by previous Saudi-led attacks, and turned it into a detention centre as "it has not been used by students" following the recurring raids.

Houthi rebels rejected the coalition's claims the community college was a weapons store.

Abu Kinan, a Houthi official in charge of war captives, told Al Jazeera the prison is "subject to the ICRC's inspection every now and then".

"Accusations by Riyadh are baseless, especially as its [the facility's] coordinates have been shared with the Red Cross," he said.

Nazem Saleh was among those held at the facility. "We were sleeping and around midnight, there were maybe three, or four, or six strikes," he told The Associated Press.

"They were targeting the jail, I really don't know the strike numbers... We were 100 persons on the ground level and around 150 on the upper level," he said while on a stretcher in a local hospital.

Jason Straziuso from the ICRC said the group had a forensics professional on site who will help with "dead body management".

"It's clear that this building was full of about 170 detainees," he said. "Warring parties should not be targeting people who are not a part of the fight - in this case, the detainees."

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/calls-accountability-saudi-led-attack-yemen-prison-190902074503405.html

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National Committee of War Prisoners Affairs Calls on Families to Pick up Bodies of Victims, IRC Failed to Coordinate

Head of National Committee of War Prisoners Affairs, Abdulqader Al-Mortadha, called on all families of the war prisoners or detainees in the targeted prison, by a multiple US-Saudi airstrikes, to come to Dhamar Hospital to identify the bodies and pick them up.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8598

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Health Minister: We have Difficulty in Getting Victims out, Calling on Red Cross to Work Quickly

Minister of Health and Population Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakil called on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to play its role and take a stand on the coalition's massacre of prisoners in Dhamar province. In a visit to the crime location with the first deputy governor of Dhamar, Fahad Al-Marouni, the Minister of Health called the representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross and informed him of the extent of the damage done to the building and the surrounding houses.

The victims are still in the targeted place, and there is still difficulty in reaching prisoners under the wreckage. He requested necessary care for the wounded prisoners and the provision of medicines and medical supplies, appreciating the efforts of medical staff and assistance in rescuing the prisoners.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8594

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[Sanaa] House of Representatives Condemns Massacre of US-Saudi Aggression against War Prisoners, Describing It as Terrorist Act

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8593

and Saudi claims:

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Al-Maliki: Coalition forces achieve their goals and continue to support legitimacy 2 Riyadh

Al-Maliki said that the coalition forces destroyed a military site of the Houthi militia in Dhamar, which is a store for drones and hostile air defense missiles in which the command of the coalition forces took all necessary measures regarding the targeting process as it is not on the list of non-targeting by the coalition forces in Dhamar city. It is a legitimate objective, indicating that there is prior coordination with the United Nations of restricted areas and non-targeting points.
Regarding the allegations of the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militias regarding the destroyed location that the militia tried to promote as a prison for captives, al-Maliki explained that the joint command does not have any prison in this area in accordance with prior coordination with the United Nations and organizations operating inside Yemen.
Maliki said, "The Joint Forces Command has a geographical system to follow the points of non-targeting in Yemen, the location identification.
Regarding what some reports said through the Red Cross from the resident representative in Yemen that they visited the site with many prisoners, the spokesman for the coalition forces said that the command of the joint forces of the coalition in accordance with the joint mechanism with organizations operating in Yemen, was not informed about this site, He held the Houthi militias full responsibility to take this site as a site of enforced disappearance of Yemeni citizens

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1964699

My comment: Saudis blame the Houthis for Saudi air raids…

And reply:

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[Sanaa] Foreign Ministry Disproves Coalition’s Justifications For Bombing Prisoners’ Center In Dhamar

“The aggression coalition’s spokesperson found no way to justify the brutal targeting of the prisoners’ center in Dhamar, but to repeat the broken-record that a military site was bombed,” Yemeni News Agency (Saba) quoted a source in the ministry as saying.

https://sabanews.net/en/news3064695.htm

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INGO statement on attacks in Dhamar that killed and injured scores of people

International non-governmental organisations working in Yemen strongly condemn a series of attacks by the Saudiled coalition on a former community college that has lately been used as a detention facility in Dhamar city.

As we approach the Human Rights Council session in Geneva next week, these attacks are a reminder of the continual and unrelenting violence being perpetrated against Yemen and its people, and of the imperative to hold to account those who continue to breach IHL.

Further, it is also unacceptable that a community college is being used as a detention centre. Schools and colleges constitute essential civilian infrastructure and should be providing educational opportunities to a generation of young Yemenis

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/ingo-statement-attacks-dhamar-killed-and-injured-scores-people

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Interactive Map of Yemen War

https://yemen.liveuamap.com/

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SAUDI-LED FORCES MAKE FIERCE ATTEMPT TO ENCIRCLE HARAD IN NORTHWESTERN YEMEN (MAP)

https://southfront.org/saudi-led-forces-make-fierce-attempt-to-encircle-harad-in-northwestern-yemen-map/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-september-5-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-september-4-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-september-3-2019-map-update/

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Ex-ambassador Gerald Feierstein: My concern is that if Yemen fractures you could end up with several statelets, not just North and South like before 1990. Those statelets could not provide security or economic prosperity to their citizens. It would invite continued conflict, extremism, & outside interference.

https://twitter.com/j_feierstein/status/1169792374924615681

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Will France, UK, US ever pay for what they have done to Yemen?

The irony is that the three main culprits: the US, UK, and France, tend to trudge around the globe lecturing the world on matters of human rights, freedom, and democracy. None of these principles apply to the people of Yemen, who are being collectively punished for reasons which still remain unclear to me.

In my opinion, the timing of the report’s release could not be any more appropriate and could potentially generate a global discussion on the unfortunate situation plaguing Yemen (the poorest, most impoverished nation in the Arab world).

One can only hope that the UN report can help put a stop to these types of attacks in the future, not by pressuring Saudi Arabia and its coalition, but by influencing the decision-makers who enable these horrific acts to go ahead unabated. As I said, the UN report didn’t confirm anything we didn’t already know, nor did it detail anything that lawmakers across the planet didn’t already know for years. In other words, we have long known the potential legal ramifications for our support for a coalition which pulverises Yemen, and this hasn’t changed our mindset. Hell, it took the killing of a Washington Post journalist for Germany to change its tune (the killing of innocent civilians doesn’t quite cut it).

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/468192-yemen-war-france-us-uk-report/

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Audio: The Cyberwar In Yemen

On this week’s episode we sit down with Winnona DeSombre, a threat intelligence researcher at RecordedFuture to talk about how cyberwarfare and espionage has been a serious feature in the war in Yemen.

https://play.acast.com/s/cyber/f1ed1776-9535-4eb5-983c-891ae8b53731

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Human Rights Update from (27 August to 2 September, 2019)

http://belqeesrights.org/2019/09/02/human-rights-update-from-27-august-to-2-september-2019/

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Jemen: Massenmord mit deutscher Unterstützung

Der Krieg im Jemen hat immer brutalere Konsequenzen für die dortige Bevölkerung. Anders als gerne behauptet geht es weniger um religiöse und ethnische Auseinandersetzungen, sondern um knallharte kapitalistische Interessen, auch der deutschen Rüstungsindustrie, die von der BRD freie Hand bekommt.

„Rheinmetall – So sehen Sieger aus!“ So titelte die Internetseite Finanztrends im letzten Monat anlässlich des steigenden Aktienkurses des Konzerns.

In diesen Kampf um Macht und Profit im Jemen sind zahlreiche Länder verwickelt. Vor allem Saudi-Arabien fürchtet um seine Vormachtstellung, da der Iran zunehmen Einfluss auf die Huthi-Rebellen gewinnt. Ähnliche Überlegungen trieben die USA zur Beteiligung am Krieg im Jemen, wo sie über lange Zeit eine Basis für ihren „Krieg gegen den Terror“ hatten. Auch Frankreich und Großbritannien leisten der Allianz logistische Unterstützung.

In solchen Gemengelagen werden plötzlich Identitäten, die bislang kaum eine Rolle spielten, zur materiellen Gewalt, da bisherige Ordnungen in sich zusammenbrechen und sich keine neue an deren Stelle etablieren kann. Religiöse Identitäten bieten Orientierung. Sie erlauben das Dasein im täglichen Kampf ideologisch aufzuladen und zum „heiligen Krieg“ zu verklären. Gleichzeitige werden sie von Saudi-Arabien und dem Iran genutzt, um Verbündete zu rekrutieren und gegen den Gegner mobil zu machen.

Es handelt sich also bei dem Konflikt im Jemen weniger um einen schon immerwährenden Konflikt zwischen Sunniten und Schiiten, als um eine zerfallende Gesellschaft im Zuge der globalen Krise, in der nicht vollends auszumachen ist, wer eigentlich gerade gegen wen kämpft.

Diese lebende Hölle wird durch deutsche Waffen noch weiter befeuert.

Bei der Produktion von Waffen kommt das Verhältnis von Tausch- und Gebrauchswert einer Ware in besonders brutaler Weise zum Ausdruck. Damit bei den Produzent*innen einer Ware und ihren Aktionären die Kurse stimmen, also durch den Verkauf der Ware aus Geld mehr Geld gemacht wird, muss sie andernorts gebraucht werden. Im Fall einer Waffe, indem sie Menschen tötet. Die Gewinne auf dem Aktienmarkt, werden mit dem Verlust von Menschenleben bezahlt.

https://lowerclassmag.com/2019/09/05/jemen-massenmord-mit-deutscher-unterstuetzung/

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A proxy war (ours) holds Yemen back from societal gains

U.S. support for the Saudi dictatorship makes us complicit.

What began as a civil war between factions arising from the failed 2014 Arab Spring movement has now become a proxy war among the world’s superpowers. It is largely Saudi Arabia and the U.S. against Iran and Russia. Aside from weapons sales, the U.S. provides intelligence, logistics and midair refueling of Saudi bombers that are destroying the country and the people of Yemen.

There is no effort to avoid civilian casualties

In fact, we know that the total number of U.S. jobs created by arms sales is 7,666, and this includes all arms sales to all countries, including our own military. Many of the jobs created by our Saudi weapon sales go to workers in rich neighboring countries and to Saudi workers.

As a development economist, I can tell you that conditions of poverty and hunger have been improving in recent years. Life expectancies are rising and child deaths are falling. People are accessing food, education and health care. The glaring exceptions, though, stem from the many violent conflicts in our world today. Experts believe that this is the main challenge to fighting global hunger and poverty. Yemen is the epitome of this.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says that “U.S. [support] for the Saudi dictatorship’s airstrikes make us complicit in this nightmare.” He is correct – by Jacqueline Brux

http://www.startribune.com/a-proxy-war-ours-holds-yemen-back-from-societal-gains/559510642/

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BEHIND THE LINES: YEMEN – IRAN’S (AND ISRAEL’S) NEW BACKYARD

Israeli officials express doubt regarding the steeply rising curve of the movement’s technical abilities. Rather, they point to the useful cover the Houthis’ banner offers for activities probably carried out directly by Iranian personnel or cadres from more capable Iranian proxies such as Lebanese Hezbollah.

FROM ISRAEL’S point of view, the growing strength of the Houthis, and the evidence of direct IRGC/Hezbollah involvement with them, raise the possibility that the broad front on which Jerusalem’s forces are already engaged (across Lebanon, Syria and Iraq) may imminently extend also to Yemen.
The latter is no longer an isolated front in which Israel’s de facto Gulf partners are engaging against a weaker and peripheral Iranian ally. Rather, the Houthi-controlled part of Yemen appears set to emerge as an additional platform for the projection of Iranian power.
Currently, that power projection is directed on land against Saudi Arabia. But of greater regional significance is the possibility that Iranian weaponry smuggled into the Houthi-controlled part of Yemen could subsequently be used to attack shipping making its way up the Red Sea toward the Suez Canal. The Houthi-controlled region, after all, includes a considerable section of Yemen’s Red Sea coast.
Such a capability would form an additional useful tool of pressure for Iran in the region-wide contest currently taking place. And as things currently stand, Israel may well be the only power both able and willing to frustrate the Iranian effort to establish this capability.
The rise and consolidation of the Houthis may seem to be taking place at a considerable distance from Jerusalem. But as things currently stand, Yemen is both Israel’s and Iran’s backyard. As a result, it constitutes an additional key arena in the contest currently playing out between them.

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Behind-the-Lines-Yemen-Irans-and-Israels-new-backyard-600797 = https://www.meforum.org/59323/saudi-arabia-is-losing-yemen-to-iran

My comment: This article obviously should be labeled as propaganda. But it’s not placed into cp15 Propaganda here – as it shows that Israel, based on its anti-Iranian agenda, could claim interests in Yemen. The last thing Yemen could need would be Israel interference.

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UN Report on Yemen: US, UK Accomplices to Atrocities, While Inaction Continues

AS’AD ABUKHALIL: I think it’s very important to comment first on the intro regarding the United Nations report. I’m not holding my breath, and the audience should not, regarding what the United Nations may do or may not do. We know that the UN is subject to one, the imposition of the will of the United States, and two, financial power and clout of Saudi Arabia, which can erase its listing on countries which violate children’s rights and so on. We’ve seen a history of that, so I think justice should be served somewhere else. Second point about what Bernie Sanders said, and I think we should add beyond what he said, that this is true of all the wars in the Middle East. The US is an accomplice in Israeli war crimes and Saudi war crimes and all the crimes that occur in the region because the US is the sponsor of almost all the despots of the region.

On the regional conflict going there, we should remember that there is no harmony between Saudi Arabia and UAE. They are together if there is a project they can work on together. They are united along with the Israeli state in order to oppose Iran because they have their own agenda and they want to fight Palestinian and Arab resistance movements throughout the Middle East. On that, they agree, but on many others they disagree. They disagree about the regional conflict, about OPEC policies, about how to handle Iran and many of these issues, there is no complete agreement. Of course, the UAE has not been happy about Saudi domination in the Gulf Cooperation Council, which is a council established by the United States to counter Iran after the Iranian revolution.

Within Yemen itself, there is also a rivalry between the two sides, I mean before this war and after, and the complicity of US and Britain and Israel.

It seems to me that UAE for the last three years is the basically not less famous regional hegemon of the Middle East. We hear a lot about MBS, Mohammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, but we hear less of a less flamboyant ruler, despot, Mohammad bin Zayed of the UAE, who, while pursuing policies as destructive and as war-mongering as MBS, but he keeps a lower profile. On many files, he has been a champion of MBS in Saudi Arabia, but up to a point because he has his regional ambitions.

His regional ambitions has took him to fight with the Americans in Afghanistan, to send troops to Libya, to invest in a coup d’état in Egypt against a democratically-elected president, and now we’re seeing they are trying to divide the spoils of war before a peaceful settlement is imposed by the outside. I think the Americans have realized, despite their own largesse and the willingness to allow the Saudis and the UAE to commit as many war crimes as they wish, that it’s not going anywhere and they have not been able to bring the Houthis down. If anything, the Houthis have become more defined. It’s for those reasons there is a fight between the two sides.

https://therealnews.com/stories/un-report-on-yemen-us-uk-accomplices-to-atrocities-while-inaction-continues

Interview in film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-YkmUoVHY4

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Nauseating how notoriously corrupt #Yemen politicians now feigning shock & outrage over recent attack on troops when for 5 years were quiet while civilians, including women and children, massacred by SAME force. Tsk! All lives matter, you power hungry hypocrites.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/1168862360754409472

If you're new to following the #Yemen circus, it will do you good to research a bit and understand that politicians from ALL sides have turned to warlords and EVERYONE has blood on their hands. It's the civilians paying highest cost and are held hostage to this ugly conflict.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/1168862954818871297

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Yemeni diaspora protests UAE bombing against government forces

Yemeni diaspora in Europe, north America and Asia protested this week against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) bombing against the government forces.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-32936

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UAE vehemently standing with Saudi Arabia in one trench to confront challenges: Mohamed bin Zayed

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, is strongly standing with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA, to confront challenges, affirmed His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

''UAE and Saudi Arabia are standing as partners in one trench to face besetting challenges. Our shared goals are security of the UAE and Saudi Arabia and stability of the whole region. We also share a common destiny and future,'' His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said while opening the Presidential Guard Martyrs' Park this evening in Mahawi Camp in Abu Dhabi, in tribute, memory and recognition of the nation's martyrs and their heroism and sacrifices.

''The ultimate sacrifices offered by our martyrs in defence of right and duty are source of pride and dignity and represent medals of honour and glory for Emiratis generation after generation,'' H.H. added.

H.H. noted that states are facing continuous challenges - whether small, big or daunting - and states that want to build themselves and have tracks like those of advanced nations should survive and surmount tremendous challenges and difficulties.

''Our participation in the Arab Coalition and our confrontation to challenges have made the UAE more stronger, vehemently resolve and well aware of how to face difficulties,'' H.H. underscored.

Speaking about the Safir incident in Yemen, Sheikh Mohamed said:'' The UAE offered precious lives and bloods there, however, we survived that painful day and became more stronger and resolute.

http://www.wam.ae/en/details/1395302784136

My comment: Compare to the facts.

Comment by Elisabeth Kendall: Both #Saudi & #UAE government press agencies have leapt on a speech by the UAE Crown Prince yesterday affirming support for Saudi."UAE & Saudi stand as partners in one trench" True. But if that trench is #Yemen, the UAE is gazing south while Saudi is gazing north

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1169514935262617605

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Saudi diplomat: UAE betraying us in Yemen under pretext of Muslim Brotherhood members

The President of the Saudi-American Public Relations Affairs Committee (SAPRAC), Salman Al-Ansari, attacked on Tuesday the United Arab Emirates, considering that it is “fooling” Riyadh under the pretext of Muslim Brotherhood members, for “expansionist ambitions” in the region.

“Our open enmity to the extremist Muslim Brotherhood group does not mean in any way that we become fooled by efforts to move beyond agreed-upon strategic objectives in conformity with international law, by passing absurd and divisive projects,” Al-Ansari wrote on Twitter.

“Narrow-mindedness is a problem,” he added, describing what the UAE is doing in Yemen as “treason.”

Although Al-Ansari did not explicitly mention the UAE, his statements revolve around Abu Dhabi’s policy in Yemen

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190905-saudi-diplomat-uae-betraying-us-in-yemen-under-pretext-of-muslim-brotherhood-members/

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World Peace Foundation: Accountability for Starvation Crimes: Yemen

All parties (including local armed groups) have engaged in this. Last is impeding humanitarian supplies and operations, through blockade and through the imposition of onerous restrictions, levies and fees.

The actions of the belligerent parties are culpable in varying degrees. As a general rule, economic policies, however severe their outcomes may be for human wellbeing, are not subject to criminal sanction. In the case of Yemen, the selective and targeted imposition of economic policies, when their impact in causing starvation had already become clear, may constitute the use of starvation as a method of war. The case for considering such actions as prohibited is strengthened by the evidence of other widespread and systematic uses of starvation as a weapon, by means of more clearly-prohibited military actions such as attacks on health facilities and fishing boats (by the Coalition forces) and by evidence for systematic smuggling and corruption (by the Houthis).

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/accountability-starvation-crimes-yemen

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Saudi Arabia 'such a pariah state on the international level': Analyst

Saudi Arabia’s devastating war against Yemen since 2015 has made it “a pariah state” in the world, says an American political analyst in Virginia.

Riyadh's war as well as its involvement in the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi have made Saudi Arabia very unpopular in the United States too, resulting in a new push in Congress to end the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, Keith Preston, chief editor of AttacktheSystem.com, told Press TV on Tuesday.

“Because of the fact that Saudi Arabia has become such a pariah state on the international level, because of what’s going on in Yemen, and because of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in particular," Riyadh has become "very unpopular in the United States,” he added.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/09/04/605300/US-Keith-Preston

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Yemenis call for boycott of UAE products in protest against aggression, crimes

Yemeni activists and journalists have reportedly launched a boycott campaign of products produced in the United Arab Emirates to protest against the crimes and violations committed by the UAE, a key partner in the Saudi-led coalition of aggression against Yemen.

Abdullah al-Harazi, one of the founders of the "Boycott the UAE Products" campaign, told Arabic-language al-Khaleej Online news website that the initiative has achieved widespread attention on social media, and managed to awaken people to UAE abuses in Yemen.

He added that the campaign was launched through unofficial efforts, and seeks in the first stage to collect information about the most renowned Emirati companies, with the aim of preparing a list of their products to avoid causing any harm to other Arab or Islamic companies.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/09/04/605333/Yemenis-call-for-boycott-of-UAE-products-in-protest-against-aggression-crimes

and film: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=446623509277601

and

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Campaign to boycott Emirates airlines for violations in Yemen

Yemeni and Arab activists and Twitter users have called for a boycott of Emirates airlines in protest and rejection of Abu Dhabi’s policies in recent years.

This came as part of an attempt by Yemenis to take popular steps to “penalise” the UAE, as a protest against the attacks it has undertaken.

Activists said that Emirates airlines constitute one of the sources of income for the UAE government. In turn, the UAE is spending billions of dollars on weapons and use them to bomb civilian areas.

Activists who participated in the boycotting campaign called for spreading it to all Arab countries.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190904-campaign-to-boycott-emirates-airlines-for-violations-in-yemen/

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Further proof that the rift between Saudi and #UAE backers in #Yemen is growing more intense: the hashtag #boycott_emirates_airline is circulating rapidly on pro-#Hadi accounts and is being helped along by the pro-Saudi bot network.

https://twitter.com/SamRamani2/status/1168840628907708421

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Film: Krieg im Jemen: Wie dramatisch ist die Situation im Land?

Erst am Wochenende waren bei einem Luftangriff auf ein als Gefängnis genutztes Gebäude bis zu 130 Menschen getötet worden. In dem Gebäude in Dhamar im Südwesten des Landes seien etwa 170 Menschen gefangen gehalten worden, teilte das Internationale Komitee vom Roten Kreuz mit. Der Krieg im Jemen muss beendet, die humanitäte Not gelindert werden, das fordert der UN-Sondervermittler für Jemen heute erneut mit Nachdruck. In öffentlichen Krankenhäusern gibt es nicht genügend Medikamente und Betten. Das Personal bleibt unbezahlt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVvvRkwWF9Y

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'Time to bring killers of children in Yemen to justice', says Save the Children

People and parties who are responsible for atrocities in Yemen should be held accountable for their actions and brought to justice, says Save the Children.

The organisation welcomes the findings of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, whose report was launched in Geneva today. The report highlights that parties to the raging conflict committed 'a host of possible war crimes', many of which have directly impacted or even targeted the lives of girls and boys.

The persistent impunity for those responsible for these abuses, including grave violations against children, is not acceptable as the conflict is well in its fifth year.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/time-bring-killers-children-yemen-justice-says-save-children

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Have Allies Become Rivals in Yemen?

It increasingly appears that the UAE is no longer cooperating with the Saudi-led coalition. This has not only complicated the situation in Yemen but also propelled the conflict into a new stage.

The UAE’s new approach contradicts the so-called “peace-first” strategy the country claimed it would adopt when it announced the drawdown of troops a few months ago.

If a country wants to enter a war, it should have a plan for what it wants to achieve. If it then fails to attain these goals, it should admit the loss and withdraw. What Saudi Arabia has done, however, is continuing to prolong the war, with the Iranian-backed Houthis appearing to grow stronger while the coalition becomes weaker.

Saudi Arabia has failed to show leadership in handling the recent developments and appeared hesitant in taking a firm position. Riyadh’s dealing with the recent clashes seems to have upset some members of the Yemeni government and opened the door to criticism for its failure to interfere when hostilities broke out in the southern port city of Aden last month.

Even if the ties between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi are not as bad as these clashes portray, the situation in south Yemen suggests that the coalition on the ground has become divided. Even if the backers were to sort out existing disagreements, Yemeni government forces and the separatists would still be unlikely to pursue a common mission as they have done in the past.

That is because what happened was not an ordinary disagreement between two allies who are working towards achieving a certain goal. Instead, they are battles between two parties who look at the Houthis as a shared enemy, but both have their own agendas they want to pursue in Yemen

The Yemenis should step up and take control of the talking process, not just in the south but across the country. The interference of foreign agendas will only worsen the situation and further divide Yemen. And while the fighting carries on, unarmed, helpless civilians continue to pay the price.

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Yemen’s Fragile Military Balance

The latest string of roller-coaster military developments underlines the need for continued U.S. efforts to guide Saudi, Emirati, and Yemeni officials away from dangerous choices.

In less than two weeks, Yemen has witnessed the ejection of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi’s forces from his provisional capital in Aden, a major southern separatist offensive into government territory, and a strong comeback by government forces. These rapid and unexpected military reverses are rich in lessons for U.S. policymakers eager to assess Hadi’s strength, the current Saudi and Emirati roles in the conflict, and the risk of an al-Qaeda recovery in Yemen.

RAPID SHIFTS IN THE MILITARY BALANCE

Since large-scale fighting broke out between the STC and Hadi’s forces on August 7, Yemen’s remarkably fluid military situation has raced through several stages:

Yemeni forces are heavily reliant on foreign backers. The STC and its militia allies outnumbered Hadi’s forces in Shabwa by roughly ten brigades to seven, yet they quickly cracked when the UAE withdrew local support on August 21, cutting off their ammunition and fuel supplies. Coupled with Emirati political pressure, this lack of logistical support soon spurred three secessionist brigades to flip to Hadi without a fight. Conversely, Saudi support made Hadi’s forces more resilient, and Riyadh’s takeover of the UAE patronage system in Shabwa (i.e., paying salaries) helped flip most of the remaining secessionist brigades within four days.

Hadi military forces are resilient. Although ragged, the government’s local military units have demonstrated impressive defensive resilience and offensive drive throughout the past month, largely due to four factors:

IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WAR

The current crisis in south Yemen is not yet settled, and U.S. policymakers should stay alert for potential new shifts in the conflict, particularly the following:

Expansion opportunities for Hadi and the Houthis.

A more prominent Saudi role.

A strengthened Hadi camp. Although no one should expect him to liberate Sana anytime soon, President Hadi has retained Saudi backing, reinserted forces into Aden, captured the entirety of the Marib-Shabwa energy corridor, and positioned his forces to expand into southern Hadramawt. He has also demonstrated a keen desire to stay in office, constantly refining and strengthening his cabinet of northern and southern power players, businessmen, and technocrats. Yet while entrenching his associates at every level would be understandable for an elected leader, it is less so for a UN-installed transitional placeholder. Therefore, in addition to steering him away from a Hadramawt offensive, the UN, Washington and Riyadh should expedite discussion on transitioning beyond the interim president down the road.

Breathing space for AQAP. – by Alexandre Mello and Michael Knights

https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/yemens-fragile-military-balance

My comment: The authors propagate more US interference, siding with and supporting the US proxy Hadi government. This is not the way which would help Yemen – it only would help US imperialist interests.

And more of such Think tank stuff:

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The War in Yemen and Future Relations between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi

Southern separatist forces, which claim independence for South Yemen and enjoy the support of the UAE, have consolidated their hold on Aden, the alternative capital of the Yemeni central government since it lost Sanaa. This development, which follows the UAE's announcement that it intends to reduce its forces in Yemen, is yet another sign that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are divided over the nature and possible reformation of the Yemeni state. While Saudi Arabia is determined to return Yemen to its pre-war unified governmental structure and reinstate the government that was expelled from Sanaa in March 2015, the UAE’s strategic and economic interests are served by securing the southern region’s aspirations for an independent state. The UAE’s military withdrawal will make it more difficult for the Saudis to fight against the Houthis, as the bulk of the ground fighting was conducted by the UAE, mercenaries from Somalia and Colombia, and local forces. The United States and Israel should be concerned about the outcome of the conflict in Yemen, particularly if the UAE's withdrawal emboldens the Houthis. The result could be a situation in which the Houthis, with their expanding cooperation with Iran, control north Yemen and continue to hit strategic targets in Saudi Arabia and threaten traffic in the Red Sea. Continued attacks on Saudi Arabia, the interruption of global commerce, and growing friction in the Riyadh-Abu Dhabi axis will disrupt efforts of Israel and the United States, as they seek to build a more powerful and unified front to counter the malign activities of Iran and its proxies.

https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-war-in-yemen-and-future-relations-between-riyadh-and-abu-dhabi/

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Abductees Mothers

We hold the Arab Coalition, international community, the UN, and Houthi armed group responsible for the manslaughter of many of our sons.

We, additionally, hold Houthi armed group accountable for abducting and forcibly hiding dozens of our sons, and imprisoning them at Community College buildings which had been turned by Houthis from and academic campus into a prison.

Inside that prison, many abductees had been killed by torture and systematic healthcare negligence, and prevented from visits, food, and medications. We demand an urgent international investigation, and bringing those responsible for these crimes to justice.

https://twitter.com/abducteesmother/status/1168546146786185217

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Film: The growing human cost of the war in Yemen

At least 60 people were killed in Yemen air raid, raising the question who can hold Saudi-UAE-led coalition to account.

Presenter: Hazem Sika

Guests: Hassan Barari - Professor of international relations at the University of Jordan; Baraa Shiban - Middle East and North Africa careworker at Reprieve;

Simon Mabon - Senior lecturer in international studies at Lancaster University

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2019/09/growing-human-cost-war-yemen-190902180555350.html = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COgskAyw_Lo

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Saudi Arabia, UAE have lost the plot in Yemen, but it's good news for Russia

A crumbling Saudi alliance in Yemen could see Russia enter the fray

In light of recent United Arab Emirates (UAE) airstrikes against targets in Aden, the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen appears to be beginning to crumble.

In the wake of Yemeni government forces accusing the UAE of targeting them, and Abu Dhabi officials defending their actions as strikes against "terrorists", the actors that have been - at least nominally - allied in the fight against Houthi rebels are having an increasingly hard time maintaining even a semblance of unity.

This complicated "civil war within a civil war" in southern Yemen is in flux, and it is naturally difficult to predict how Aden and other parts of southern Yemen will look after the dust settles.

Nonetheless, it is a safe bet that the struggle for Aden is unlikely to end any time soon, given how high the stakes are for the various parties involved

The outcome of intensifying clashes between the STC and Hadi's government will help define the Yemeni nation-state moving forward, while also testing the Abu Dhabi-Riyadh alliance. If such fighting between UAE-backed separatists and forces loyal to the UN-respected Yemeni government escalates further, it will be increasingly difficult for the Saudi leadership to accept the costs of either continuing to remain in Yemen or exiting the conflict.
Put simply, there will be no easy options for Riyadh. And divergent strategies and conflicting interests in relation to southern Yemen will also impact Emirati-Saudi coordination vis-à-vis other crises in the region, from the Libyan and Syrian civil wars to the blockade of Qatar and policies aimed at countering Iranian influence.

Global ramifications

Against the backdrop of much discussion over the growing rift in the Saudi Arabia-UAE alliance, it would be misguided to ignore how the US and Russia's geopolitical competition factor into the equation. Much like in Syria and other regional wars, the escalating crisis in southern Yemen is one where Abu Dhabi appears to be moving closer to Moscow, while Riyadh remains far more aligned with Washington.

Although Russia's leadership has refrained from overtly siding with the STC against Hadi's administration, experts contend that Moscow views the southern secessionists' takeover of Aden and the real possibility of Yemen being split along North-South lines as a means to expand Russian influence in the greater Arab world. In Aden, the Russians may consider establishing a naval base at some point in the future.

Based on the history of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY) being the Arabian Peninsula's only pro-Soviet regime - as well as STC delegations visiting Moscow, which undeniably factor into the growing Moscow-Abu Dhabi partnership - it is easy to imagine Russia profiting from a fragmented Yemeni state.

With Yemenis divided over questions about their country's (dis)unity and the role of al-Islah, the UAE will remain a divisive actor in the broader Yemeni conflict.
Nonetheless, it's clear that Abu Dhabi is willing to break with its close allies - Riyadh and Washington - in pursuit of its own interests, even if that counters the international community's perceived interests in Yemen's post-1990 unity surviving the ongoing escalation of violence in Aden.

Not unlike the situation in Libya, the US faces a dire situation in Yemen, with divisions between its Arab Gulf allies bubbling to the surface.
Much like elsewhere in the tumultuous Middle East, Washington's lack of cohesive strategies regarding the tension in southern Yemen could easily play further into the hands of Russia, especially as President Vladimir Putin and those in his inner circle are determined to restore the clout the Soviet Union lost when the Cold War ended – by Giorgio Cafiero

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2019/9/2/saudi-arabia-uae-have-lost-the-plot-in-yemen

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Yemen: Rights Radar calls on the int, l community to intervene to curb grave abuses in Aden and Abyan

The Amsterdam-based Rights Radar foundation for Human Rights in the Arab World has called for putting an end to the wave of grave abuses committed by the militants of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council against the civilians in the governorates of Aden and Abyan since last week.

https://rightsradar.org/en/latest_details.php?id=82

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Films, Elisabeth Kendall: A 2 minute attempt to untangle what's happening in #Yemen: How new is the conflict in the south? What does #UAE want?

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1168484878842781698

My comments for Al Jazeera "Newshour" today on: - the #Saudi airstrike on a Houthi-run prison that killed/injured over 100 yesterday - what to look out for in #Yemen's south

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1168615396364234753

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The Atrocious War on Yemen Continues

The coalition airstrike on the prison is reminiscent of the airstrike on the migrant detention center in Libya earlier this summer. Both showed the same callous disregard for the lives of civilians, and both slaughtered dozens as part of a failed military campaign. In Yemen, the U.S. continues to support and arm the governments that commit such senseless slaughters of civilians.

This is the reality that Yemeni civilians have been living with for more than four years: wrongfully detained and abused by the Houthis, and then blown up by the Saudis.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-atrocious-war-on-yemen-continues/

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The disintegration of Yemen

New developments have complicated the conflict on the Arabian Peninsula's southern flank. What compromise can there be between the Saudi-backed president of a united Yemen and the UAE-backed southern separatists and Iranian-supported Houthis?

Now the glue binding the two Yemens has come unstuck.

But this episode introduces a new factor into an already complex situation. It is more than a minor spat between allies. In the long run, what sort of compromise can there be between the Saudi-backed president of a united Yemen fighting to maintain the integrity of his state, and the UAE-backed STC, dedicated to re-establishing an independent nation of South Yemen? Suddenly Yemen’s President Hadi is facing two enemies: the Houthis and the southern separatists.

https://www.israelhayom.com/2019/09/02/the-disintegration-of-yemen/

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The Latest On The Situation In Yemen

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Yemen expert April Alley with the International Crisis Group, about how allies against the Houthis are escalating violence in Yemen by also supporting opposite sides.

ALLEY: Yeah, so what we've seen - I mean, this war is often described as a binary war, one between the Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition that's supporting the government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. But really, this is a multipolar conflict. It's been that way from the beginning. But what we're seeing lately is that on the side of the coalition, the curtain has been pulled back to some extent. And so we're seeing the divisions on that side, different priorities on the Yemeni side for the future of Yemen, different visions for the country. And there's actually been fighting inside of the coalition over control of, particularly, their temporary capital of Aden and areas in the south of the country that the coalition controls.

Well, I think what we have right now is that Yemen's already complex civil war is now on the verge of a new layer, of a war within a war essentially. So we've already seen inside the coalition two groups come to - the fighting come to a head in Aden. And this is - right now, the Saudi - Saudi Arabia has called both sides to Jeddah for talks to see if they can be reconciled. But if this doesn't work, we could see significant violence in the south, in particular, and between nominal allies that the U.S. is supporting (with audio)

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/04/757626227/the-latest-on-the-situation-in-yemen = https://wamu.org/story/19/09/04/the-latest-on-the-situation-in-yemen/ (Audio only)

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Yemen: The Other Civil Wars

The Saudis accuse the UAE of being more interesting in supporting another partition of Yemen as a more effective solution to the perpetual Yemeni crises. According to the Saudis the UAE supports the Sunni separatist tribes in the south who want nothing to do with the Shia dominated northern Yemen. The Saudis believe that the UAE expects to be allowed to invest in new ports and other facilities in southern Yemen after the war. This is probably true, but investing in new or upgraded port facilities throughout the region is a major business activity for the UAE. Perhaps that provides the UAE with a different view of the mess in Yemen and a perpetual source of friction with Saudi Arabia.

The possibility of a split has returned because the UAE has been in charge of security (and aid delivery) in the south since 2015 and supported the formation of the STC (South Transitional Council) as a means of maintaining peace and order down there. This group is composed of southern tribes that want autonomy but are willing to fight and defeat the Islamic terrorists as well as the Shia rebels first

One force in Aden that is loyal to the Yemen government and Saudi Arabia is the Islah (an Islamist Party in the south) militia. Islah has worked with the STC against the Shia rebels as well as the Islamic terrorists in the south. These are mainly AQAP (Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) and ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant). Both these terrorist groups are still around but largely keeping their heads down in rural hideouts.

This lack of nationalism means a lack of cooperation or willingness to act in the public interest. Much of the Yemeni agricultural crises is caused by the fact that Yemen's economic situation has been rapidly deteriorating since the late 20th century.

Stubborn Saudis

The Saudis will carry on with efforts to defeat the Shia rebels despite UN pressure to make a peace deal the Shia rebels would currently accept.

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20190902.aspx

My comment: With parroting propaganda.

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Saudi Arabia struggles to hold Yemen coalition together as allies face off

Saudi Arabia is struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen after local allies turned on each other in a power struggle that has strained Riyadh’s alliance with its main regional partner, the United Arab Emirates.

The escalation risks further fracturing the Saudi-UAE alliance and emboldening the Houthi movement, which the coalition was formed to fight.

“Saudi Arabia finds itself in a quandary. Aggressive Saudi action to rein in the STC could trigger a civil war within a civil war in which Riyadh’s allies are far from sure to prevail,” the International Crisis Group said in a recent brief.

“Conversely, failure to act or offering what the government considers overly generous concessions to the STC ... could sow dissent within the Hadi government and Islahi ranks.”

Abu Dhabi now supports a reshuffling of Hadi’s government to include the STC and weaken the hold of Islah, which it sees as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. Riyadh tolerates the party because it props up Hadi, who has no personal power base.

But the STC may not have broad support. Its move risks igniting infighting in the main area under coalition control and emboldening Islamists militants like Al Qaeda and Islamic State, among Yemen’s many destabilizing forces.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-explainer/saudi-arabia-struggles-to-hold-yemen-coalition-together-as-allies-face-off-idUSKCN1VN0Y9

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Yemen could soon face an environmental catastrophe

A Yemeni petroleum tanker has spent several years anchored in the Red Sea, but a buildup of gases could cause the ship to explode, sparking an ecological crisis

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2019/9/4/yemen-could-soon-face-an-environmental-catastrophe

My remark: there already had been many reports on this topic.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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Support the Humanitarian Fund in Yemen

The Yemen Humanitarian Fund is a country-based pooled fund. Pooled funds support a timely, coordinated and principled humanitarian response.

Your donation will help humanitarian NGOs and UN agencies in Yemen to assist the most vulnerable communities and people, and to provide them with urgently needed food, water, shelter and other basic support. Through this rapid and flexible response mechanism your gift today can be truly life-saving.

https://act.unfoundation.org/onlineactions/8OWBf5tPG02WcTsyv86ENA2

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World Bank: Solar Power Can Safeguard the Future for Thousands of Yemeni Children

Electricity does not exist in many parts of the country and this disrupts services and increases the suffering of people. Nearly all schools in Yemen have no adequate sources of electricity, which prevents students from having access to safe water and sanitation services in a country that had the worst cholera outbreak in recorded history with over 1 million cases, more than half of which were children.

The absence of electricity also limits students’ access to other educational sources like laboratories.

The World Bank Group’s International Development Association through the Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project is working with the United Nations Office for Project Services to install solar energy systems in schools and other key public facilities to provide reliable and affordable access to clean water, adequate lighting, and other amenities for communities affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in areas where fuel and electricity supply are either nonexistent or too expensive to obtain.

The first 21 schools in Al Dhale, Lahej, Abyan, Dhamar, Mahweet, Taiz and Sanaa governorates are being connected to solar power at the moment. Overall, 159 schools across 17 governorates of Yemen have already selected to receive a solar installation so far, and several hundreds more will be supported in the course of the project, eventually covering all governorates of Yemen.

As there is no public electricity source for these communities at the moment, the power generated from solar panels is bringing water consistently into schools’ tanks.

The project not only provides sufficient lighting for children at school, but it has encouraged more students, especially girls, to attend school as they have improved the physical environment from stuffy, hot class rooms to enable them to interact with each other.

This solar power project aims at increasing resilience in rural areas where 70% of Yemen’s population lives, and seeks to address the current development crisis by restoring electricity supplies to vital facilities like hospitals, schools, and water companies, while also addressing the economic, social and environmental impact of energy.

At least 1,340,000 people are expected to benefit from this solar energy project, along with 400 health facilities and 800 schools. Moreover, the project will reduce carbon emissions by 430,000 tons of CO2 and contribute to meeting Yemen’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement.

https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2019/09/05/solar-power-can-safeguard-the-future-for-thousands-of-yemeni-children

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World Food Programme: Yemen Emergency Dashboard, August 2019

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-emergency-dashboard-august-2019

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International Organization for Migration: IOM Yemen: Transition and Recovery - 2nd Quarter Highlights (April - June 2019)

2,153 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN CASH-FOR-WORK PROGRAMMING

39 COMMUNITY ASSETS REHABILITATED

221,800 PEOPLE REACHED THROUGH IMPROVED ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (INDIRECT)

793,500 PEOPLE BENEFITTED FROM CLEANING CAMPAIGNS (INDIRECT)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/iom-yemen-transition-and-recovery-2nd-quarter-highlights-april-june-2019

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IOM Yemen: Protection - 2nd Quarter Highlights (April - June 2019)

30,402 CHILDREN PARTICIPATED IN ACTIVITIES IN CHILD FRIENDLY SPACES

6,978 PEOPLE RECEIVED MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT

28,786 PEOPLE REACHED THROUGH PROTECTION AWARENESS RAISING ACTIVIES

3,096 MIGRANTS SUPPORTED THROUGH VOLUNTARY HUMANITARIAN RETURN

461 REFUGEES SUPPORTED THROUGH ASSISTED SPONTANIOUS RETURN

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/iom-yemen-protection-2nd-quarter-highlights-april-june-2019

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IOM Yemen: Shelter & NFI - 2nd Quarter Highlights (April - June 2019)

68,417 PEOPLE REACHED THROUGH IN-KIND & CASH ASSISTANCE

10,852 SHELTER, NONFOOD ITEMS & HYGIENE KITS DISTRIBUTED

11,326 PEOPLE RECEIVED RENTAL SUPPORT

2,000+ METRIC TONNES OF S-NFI DELIVERED

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/iom-yemen-shelter-nfi-2nd-quarter-highlights-april-june-2019

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International Organization for Migration: IOM Yemen: Global Fund - Middle East Response Project - 1st and 2nd Quarter Highlights (January - June 2019)

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

2,476 PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV ENROLLED IN ANTI-RETROVIRAL PROGRAMME

5,527 PEOPLE VOLUNTARILY TESTED FOR HIV

5,215 PEOPLE DIAGNOSED & ENROLLED IN TREATMENT FOR ALL FORMS OF TB

433,478 LONG LASTING INSECTICIDE TREATED NETS DISTRIBUTED

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/iom-yemen-global-fund-middle-east-response-project-1st-and-2nd-quarter-highlights

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Die Bevölkerung bleibt in der Schusslinie - die erschütternde Geschichte der Familie Kaeed

Es ist unmöglich, einer Mutter Mut zuzusprechen, die ein Kind und neun weitere Mitglieder ihrer Familie verloren hat, weil Kriegsparteien im Jemen keine Rücksicht auf Zivilistinnen und Zivilisten nehmen. Auch humanitäre Helferinnen und Helfer sind Opfer einer Kriegsführung, die gegen internationales humanitäres Völkerrecht verstößt. Unser Einsatzleiter Jaume Rado erzählt die Geschichte der Familie Kaeed und berichtet, was es für uns bedeutet, angegriffen zu werden und unter solchen Umständen weiter Hilfe zu leisten.

Am 11. August dieses Jahres kam Familie Kaeed in einem Gebäude in Mustaba im nordwestlichen Jemen zusammen, um das Opferfest zu feiern. Die Familie war bereits aus ihrer Heimatstadt geflohen, um Zuflucht in Mustaba zu suchen. Sie waren gerade beim Mittagessen, als ein Luftangriff direkt das Gebäude traf. Mindestens zehn Familienmitglieder wurden bei dem Angriff getötet. Die 17 Verletzten wurden in dem von uns unterstützten Krankenhaus in Abs (Gouvernement Hadscha) behandelt. So viele Verwundete wurden 2019 noch nie an einem Tag eingeliefert.

https://www.aerzte-ohne-grenzen.at/article/die-bevoelkerung-bleibt-der-schusslinie-die-erschuetternde-geschichte-der-familie-kaeed

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Leid der Menschen unvorstellbar

Der Jemen wird in den kommenden Jahren ein Schwerpunkt-Land für die Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe. Durch die offizielle Registrierung in Aden im Juli kann die Hilfsorganisation Hilfsprojekte einfacher umsetzen.

Bei den Hilfsprojekten geht es vor allem darum, die Ernährungslage der Menschen zu verbessern und sie vor der tödlichen Infektionskrankheit Cholera zu schützen. »Nach mehr als vier Jahren Krieg sind die Menschen am Ende ihrer Kräfte«, sagt Martin Keßler, Leiter der Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe. »Gemeinsam mit unseren lokalen Partnern möchten wir ihnen bestmöglich helfen.«

Von den 30,5 Millionen Einwohnern sind im Jemen etwa 80 Prozent auf humanitäre Hilfe angewiesen. Gemessen an der Einwohnerzahl ist es aktuell die größte humanitäre Krise weltweit.

Das evangelische Hilfswerk stattet Bäckereien im Westen des Landes mit Geräten und Backzutaten aus, um die Produktion von Brot deutlich zu erhöhen. Dadurch können tausende Menschen täglich mit dem Grundnahrungsmittel versorgt werden.

https://www.emk.de/meldungen-2019/leid-der-menschen-unvorstellbar/

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WHO warnt vor Tausenden Opfern im Jemen

Wenn keine Mittel für die Behandlung von Krebskranken bereitgestellt würden, würden Tausende Menschen im Jemen ihr Leben verlieren, teilte WHO am Dienstag mit.

Nach Angaben dieser UN-Agentur nimmt Krebs derzeit im Jemen so viel Menschen das Leben, wie bei der Todesstrafe, und das in einer Zeit, in der dieses Land auch mit dem Ausbruch der Cholera zu kämpfen hat.

http://parstoday.com/de/news/world-i48816-who_warnt_vor_tausenden_opfern_im_jemen

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Yemen: 35,000 cancer patients in jeopardy

World Health Organization says patients deprived of treatment are at risk

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that 35,000 cancer patients deprived of treatment are facing jeopardy in Yemen.

"Cancer could be a death sentence in #Yemen unless treated," WHO said on its twitter account.

"An estimated 35K people will die from #Cancer, if treatment is no longer provided as a consequence of no funding. No more cancer treatment drastically increases the number of lives that will be lost to this disease," the tweet said.

WHO emphasized that 12% of the cancer patients were children who also lack medications.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/health/yemen-35-000-cancer-patients-in-jeopardy/1572267

and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190904-who-35000-people-dying-of-cancer-in-yemen/

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: Yemen Humanitarian Update Covering 26 July - 28 August 2019 | Issue 11

Humanitarian programmes shut down as donors neglect funding pledges

Severe acute food insecurity persists despite improvement in worst affected districts

Rapid response mechanism strives to overcomes obstacles while under funding threat

Mass casualty incidents follow mid-year fall in civilian casualty numbers

Number of migrant and refugee arrivals spike regardless of conflict and risks

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-update-covering-26-july-28-august-2019-issue-11

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UN Development Programme: Social Protection for Community Resilience Project (SPCRP) - As of June 2019

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/social-protection-community-resilience-project-spcrp-june-2019

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Yemen war: 24 Million people in need of humanitarian aid | DW News

As the war in Yemen enters its fifth year and millions rely on aid to survive, public hospitals are struggling to treat even those who need intensive care. Doctors say there are not enough beds and not enough medicine. Many medical professionals are working unpaid because the government has stopped paying salaries for a number of public-sector jobs, such as for teachers and doctors. According to the UN, an estimated 80% of the population, 24 million people, require some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 14.3 million who are in acute need.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5FHsnhV6A8

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Film: Versorgungslage in Jemens Krankenhäusern dramatisch

Seit Jahren herrscht Krieg im Jemen. In öffentlichen Krankenhäusern gibt es nicht genügend Medikamente und Betten. Das Personal bleibt unbezahlt. Fatima Almahroq kämpft um das Leben ihrer kleinen unterernährten Patienten unter Bedingungen, die für die junge Ärztin oft unerträglich sind.

https://www.dw.com/de/versorgungslage-in-jemens-krankenh%C3%A4usern-dramatisch/av-50264809

and English version:
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Film: Yemen's hospitals struggle to provide intensive care

As the war in Yemen enters its fifth year, the country's health care sector is in crisis. There's a shortage of beds and medicine, and medical staff often remain unpaid. DW's Fanny Facsar reports from a hospital treating malnourished children in Aden.

https://www.dw.com/en/yemens-hospitals-struggle-to-provide-intensive-care/av-50255556 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiTeZ0PTCpM

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World Bank, UN Development Programme: UNDP provideA New Way of Working in Yemen and Helping Yemenis Survive the Crisis: A UNDP / WB Partnership

The extent of deterioration of basic services such as water, sanitation, agriculture and education had exhausted all available international humanitarian resources. The conflict has also exacerbated the country’s chronic poverty, resulting in a drastic increase in severe hunger and UNOCHA figures site 2 million children and 1.14 pregnant or lactating mothers suffer from acute malnutrition. The conflict has devastated the health care system, with 49 percent of health facilities not functioning or partially functioning. There are 10 health workers per 10,000 people in Yemen.

Furthermore, the serious damage caused to the country’s water and sanitation infrastructure has exposed the population to water-borne diseases and other health risks.

To help Yemenis cope, ECRP has successfully created jobs by making use of existing capacities through the SFD and PWP. In 2018 alone, around 1,899 large-scale, cash-for-work sub-projects were implemented, benefiting nearly 3.4 million Yemenis.

These sub-projects created jobs for more than 344,550 people – 20 percent of whom are internally displaced and/or returnees. The jobs created are generally associated with the repair of key basic services for vulnerable people and communities, including the building of domestic water supply systems, protecting farmland to maintain optimal production, paving roads to provide safe access to healthcare and food, and rebuilding damaged schools for students to continue their education.

The project also works to ensure small businesses have an opportunity to stay afloat during the crisis, helping communities keep citizens employed and families fed.

http://www.ye.undp.org/content/yemen/en/home/library/a-new-way-of-working-in-yemen-and-helping-yemenis-survive-the-cr.html

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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Film: "We would love to be just like other children outside #YEMEN, living in safety. Anytime I hear airstrikes here I get scared. I lose my mind” - Haifa, 10. #US/#Britain arms killing innocent children in #YEMEN.

https://twitter.com/ghalebalsudmy/status/1169019770315972608

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Flooding rains drifted away many houses of displaced people which are made of straws and their livestock and spoiled their food in Harad and Hayran districts in Hajja governorate.

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1169247743442739208

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Finding Fuel: IOM Helps a Displaced Family Cook Safely

For people displaced from the conflict, accessing fuel and stoves necessary to cook meals and sustain their families can be nearly impossible amidst the chaos of conflict.

According to the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix, roughly 3.65 million displaced people currently live in thousands of informal sites across the country. Most of these displacement sites have no management structure nor health care facilities. More than 25 per cent of displaced people lack proper housing.

Displaced people, particularly those living in self-built shelters, can face a multitude of problems in the structures where they are sheltering, such as lack of privacy, unhygienic conditions and exposure to flooding and severe weather. They may also experience negative interactions with host communities and limited access to basic lifesaving services, which in turn can lead to further difficulties.

“My wife and children were under continuous harassment whenever they tried to gather wood near the village to be used as fuel for cooking,” says Salem.

Without access to fuel in the displacement site and deterred from travelling to the village, the family resorted to using plastic bottles from the road for their cooking fuel – a practice that is not only harmful for the environment but also dangerous to a person’s health.

As part of an IOM project that supports displaced people, the family was provided a full kitchen set, which contained a stove and gas cylinder. IOM’s intervention, funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), has meant that the family can now cook their meals safely.

With their own cooking set and fuel, the family no longer needs to gather wood near the village or burn toxic plastic to cook their meals. The risks of being harassed by strangers outside the displacement site is greatly reduced.

The IOM team also provided the family with a full solar power system

https://weblog.iom.int/finding-fuel-iom-helps-displaced-family-cook-safely

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Somalia Situation: Population of Concern to UNHCR as of 31 July 2019

As of July 2019, Somalia was host to 35,040 registered refugees and asylum seekers, mainly from Ethiopia and Yemen.

Over 90,000 Somali refugees have voluntarily returnedto Somalia since December 2014 with UNHCR assistance from different countries of asylum including Kenya,Yemen, Djibouti, Libya, Tunisia and Eritrea. In addition, some42,000 Somalis were monitored as arriving from Yemensince March2015.

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/somalia-situation-population-concern-unhcr-31-july-2019

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: UNHCR Somalia Factsheet: 1 - 31 July 2019

As of July 2019, there were 35,040 refugees and asylum-seekers registered in Somalia, mainly from Ethiopia (17,194 asylum seekers and 4,101 refugees) and Yemen (48 asylum seekers and 13,105 refugees).

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/unhcr-somalia-factsheet-1-31-july-2019

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Somalia: Refugee returnees to Somalia (as of 31 July 2019)

Spontaneous returnees from Yemen (4,414)

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/somalia-refugee-returnees-somalia-31-july-2019

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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#USAEnemyOfPeace campaign against America’s role in Yemen

The US’ attacks on civilians in Yemen have taken centre stage on Twitter as social media users highlight America’s actions using the hashtag #USAEnemyOfPeace.

According to the Houthi news website Al-Masirah a Twitter campaign against Washington’s actions was called by the Yemeni National Salvation Information Minister Dhaifallah Al-Shami who encouraged social media users to expose “the American role in the aggression on Yemen”.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190906-usaenemyofpeace-campaign-against-americas-role-in-yemen/

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Destroying Tons of Rotten Food in Ibb

General Authority for Standardization and Metrology in Ibb, on Thursday, destroyed about 31 tons of food and 63 thousand cans of expired and spoiled tuna, which were stored in one of the organizations' stores in the province.

The deputy governor of Ibb province for commercial affairs, specifications and quality control Qasim Almsawi said that this quantity was destroyed today for being rotten as a result of long storage and not distributing it to citizens.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8643

My comment: What Houthis don’t tell: They themselves had blocked the distribution for more than a half year. Looking at the hunger in Yemen, this is a crime.

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After three years of concealment and torture. Education officer death in Al-Houthi prisons in Sana'a

Local sources said that one of the abductees and forcibly disappeared in the Houthi group's prisons died on Thursday, from injuries sustained during brutal torture,.

The kidnapped and leader of Al-Islah party in Hodeidah, Ali Abdullah Hassan al-Ammar, died in Sanaa's political security prison as a result of injuries sustained as a result of torture by the Houthi militia

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/171372

(A K P)

Ajri: America Is Major Partner, Causes Continuation of Aggression against Yemen

Member of the National Delegation, Abdul Malik al-Ajri said that the United States is an essential partner in the aggression against Yemen and stands behind its continuation because it considers war as part of its project in the region to secure the Israeli enemy.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8639

(A P)

Meeting of Sana’a tribes confirm support for defence of Yemen against invaders

Sana'a tribes reaffirm need to support National Salvation Government

https://www.uprising.today/meeting-of-sanaa-tribes-confirm-support-for-defence-of-yemen-against-invaders/

(B K P)

(YNRF): Houthis commit 636 violations in one week

The Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms (YNRF) revealed that, the Iran-backed Houthi rebel militia committed 636 human rights violations in seven provinces, during the period from August 25 to September 2, 2019.

The (YNRF) explained in its weekly report, that its field team monitored the killing of 34 civilians and wounding 36 others, including women and children in the provinces of Hodeidah, Ibb, Hajjah, Al-Baydha, Al-Dhale, Amran and Taiz.

The (YNRF) pointed out that its field team documented (12) cases of abduction and enforced disappearance affecting civilians in the provinces of Dhamar, Ibb, Sana’a and Hodeidah. The Houthi militias continue to sell relief aid in the black markets and depriving those who deserve it, forcing 50 families in Amran province to recruit their children in exchange for food baskets.

The report pointed out that, the field team of the (YNRF) monitored (19) raids and searches of citizens’ houses, including (9) cases in Ibb, (3) cases in Sana’a, (3) cases in Dhamar, two cases in Rimah, in addition to two cases in Sa’ada province.

The team also recorded

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/09/04/ynrf-houthis-commit-636-violations-in-one-week/

and also https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-32937

My comment: This organisation is biased anti-Houthi, this hast o be kept in mind.

(A P)

#Sanaa: The Ministry of Information of #Yemen has announced that it will launch a tweets campaign on Thursday evening 5 Sep 2019 in order to expose the American role in the aggression against Yemen. The campaign will be launched under the slogan “USA: Enemy of Peace.”

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.963391330380564/2468777213175294/

(* B P)

The endless trials of Yemen's Baha'i community

Few individuals symbolize the persecution of Yemeni Bahai’s under Houthi rule like Hamid Kamal Mohammad bin Haydara, believed to be the community’s unofficial leader there.
According to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) — an independent, bipartisan federal government entity — authorities linked to the Houthi-run National Security Bureau (NSB) arrested Bin Haydara while he was at work on Dec. 17, 2013.
“They detained him without charges and Haydara virtually disappeared until Sept. 2, 2014, when his wife, Ilham Zarai, was finally permitted to visit him,” the USCIRF wrote.
“In the succeeding years, the NSB has delayed providing official charges against Haydara, held him in a prison in the middle of a conflict zone, and limited his access to adequate healthcare.”
On Jan. 8, 2015, the official charges finally became known. They included espionage, apostasy, and trying to make certain areas in Yemen a homeland for Baha’is.

Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa research and advocacy director, said Bin Haydara’s trial is “part of a wider crackdown on critics, journalists, human rights defenders and members of the Baha’i community that is causing entire families to live in fear for their safety and the safety of their loved ones.”

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1549856/middle-east

(A K P)

We Have More Ability Than Ever To Teach Enemy Tough Lessons: Defense Minister

https://sabanews.net/en/news3064868.htm

(A P)

Houthis shut down eight private hospitals in Sana’a

The Houthi militants have shut down eight private hospitals in the capital Sana’a when managers failed to pay illegal money for the rebels’ military effort.

Medical sources said that the Houthi militants revoked licenses and removed posts from the closed hospitals’ buildings.

Inspection health officials accompanied by militants raided the hospitals and closed them. They also shut down some departments of other hospitals saying that closed clinics do not comply with the medical standards.

Medical sources quoted by the London-based Ashar

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-32886

(* A P)

Yemen news in brief

Using death threats, Houthis are forcing every household in Saydam villages of Yemen's central Ibb province to assign a male member to join the warfronts.

One thousand of 3163 Yemenis displaced out of Aden by southern separatists on August 29 have been intercepted on their way back to the north and rounded up to notorious Houthi jails. Most of them are from Taiz. News websites drew these figures from a report by the Yemeni-American Human Rights Observatory.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-32881

(A P)

Prisoners’ Bombing Reflects Aggression Coalition’s Moral Bankruptcy: Revolution Leader

Leader of the Revolution Sayyed Abdulmalik Badr al-Din al-Houthi on Sunday said the crime against prisoners in Dhamar reflects US-Saudi aggression coalition’s moral bankruptcy, hate and confusion in its vain battle against Yemeni people.

In a televised speech he delivered and aired by Al-Masirah TV Channel on the new Hijri year, Sayyed Abdulmalik condemned this heinous and brutal crime.

https://sabanews.net/en/news3064314.htm

(A P)

Houthis create new intelligence apparatus to replace national security and political security agencies

The Houthi authorities in Sanaa have decided to disband the two intelligence agencies (political security and national security) and form a new agency to replace them.

The Houthis' Saba news agency reported that the head of the so-called "Supreme Political Council" Mehdi Al-Mashat issued Resolution 155 for 2019 to establish the Security and Intelligence Service.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/171225

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-571-yemen-war-mosaic-571/

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-571 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-571:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

(18 +, Nichts für Sensible!) / (18 +; Graphic!)

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

http://www.yemenwar.info/

und alle Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

18:16 06.09.2019
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