Yemen: 22 civilians killed, 30 injured in Saudi-led airstrikes in Hajjah

13th Mar 2019
Yemen: 22 civilians killed, 30 injured in Saudi-led airstrikes in Hajjah

According to UN 22 people have died, including 12 children and 10 women by airstrikes in Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah on Monday. Houthis have accused Saudi-led coalition of the bombings.

As many as 30 people have been reportedly injured, including 14 children aged between 1 and 18, said Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen.

Many of the injured children have been sent to hospitals in Abs district and in Sana’a for treatment and several require possible evacuation to survive.

In the attack, 10 members of Ahdaab family were killed, according to Alhussain Albukhaiti, Yemeni journalist based in Sana’a.

The names of ages of the family members killed: Noor10, Fatima13, Amani 4, Marwah 11, Hazim 4,

Eiad 1, Somaiah 35, Samirah 32, Mona 34, Taqwa 55.

Civilians from three families, mostly women &,children were killed by the airstrikes on Talaan area in Kashr in Hajah province.

In last 24 hours, coalition jets conducted more than 30 strikes, families took refuge in this👇house, minutes later strikes killed them all

The attacks took place in the Houthi controlled area of Hajjah province

“We condemn these deaths and injuries unequivocally,” said Ms. Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. “And we share our deep condolences with the families of the victims.”

“It is outrageous that innocent civilians continue to die needlessly in a conflict that should, and can be solved,” said Ms. Grande.

“A higher percentage of people in Yemen are hungry and suffering than in any other country,” said Ms. Grande.

Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Nearly 80 per cent of the total population, 24.1 million people, requires some form of humanitarian assistance and protection. Ten million people are a step away from famine and starvation and 7 million people are malnourished.

[Archive Photo: Local schools flattened by Saudi-led airstrike in Taiz, Yemen, on 24 July 2015. Photo by MSF]

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