Bombing of Yemen port is a condemnable attack on a civilian target

Published: 19th August 2015

In response to the bombing of Hodeidah port in Yemen, Oxfam’s country director, Philippe Clerc, said:

“The coalition airstrikes of Hodeidah’s port is yet another example of an attack on a civilian target. We utterly condemn it - and all actions taken by any party to the conflict that harms civilians or civilian infrastructure. These airstrikes follow the ports closure to vessels carrying vital commercial supplies for nearly a fortnight. Resuming supplies coming through Hodeidah, like other Yemeni ports, is essential. In Yemen, over 21 million people need aid; 13 million people don’t have enough food to eat. Such attacks need to end immediately. We need to find a permanent end to the fighting and a negotiated peace.”

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