Airstrike on Yemen funeral a gruesome act of killing

Oxfam condemns Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a funeral in Sanaa which according to the UN killed 140 people and injured more than 500.

Sajjad Mohammad Sajid, Oxfam Yemen Country Director, said: “This was a massacre of civilians who were gathered for a funeral, a gruesome act of killing in the absence of any known military target. We urge all parties to the conflict to reach a political solution to stop the violence and put an end to the bloodshed.” 

Notes to editors: 

Air strikes and shelling have destroyed homes, schools, hospitals, factories, weddings and funerals with little regard for the people inside them.  Over 3,980 civilians were killed and 6,909 injured since the beginning of the war in March 2015.

Contact information: 

Attila Kulcsar | attila.kulcsar@oxfaminternational.org | +44 7471 142 974

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