UN report on Yemen details possible war crimes

Published: 3rd September 2019

Reacting to the latest report by the UN’s Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, Oxfam’s Yemen Country Director, Muhsin Siddiquey said: 

“The violations outlined by the UN are shocking and are all the proof that’s needed of the misery and suffering being inflicted on the people of Yemen by a war partly fuelled by international arms sales.

“The international community needs to stop arming the parties to this conflict and instead urge all involved to commit to a nationwide cease fire and inclusive negotiations that will lead to a lasting peace.”

Notes to editors

The UN's group of Eminent Experts on Yemen have released their latest report which they say 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.

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