GIDHR: Stop the bloodbath in Yemen!- Dozens of children were killed during the past days by Saudi air strikes

Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) condemns the horrific massacre committed yesterday (Thursday 9 August 2018) in the province of Sa’ada in Yemen. Saudi-led coalition’s warplanes targeted a bus carrying children. 

According to the Yemeni Health Minsitry, a total of 50 people died and 77 were injured. Johannes Bruwer, head of delegation for the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen said that most of the victims were under the age of 10.

Earlier this month, on 3rd of August, Saudi air raids targeted the public hospital and a busy fishing port in the city of al-Hodeidah and killed at least 55 people, including children and women, and wounded at least 150 Yemenis.

GIDHR calls on the international community to take serious and urgent measures to put an end for the ongoing bloodbath in Yemen. We demand referring the perpetrators of the war crimes in Yemen to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as war criminals. GIDHR also urge all the countries selling weapons to the coalition countries, especially Saudi Arabia and United Arabic Emirates, to cease all the arms deals as these countries are using the weapons to target civilians including children and women.

10 August 2018