Intisaf organization: More than 13,000 women and children were victims of aggression in the past 8 years – Sabanet

Sana’a – Sheba:

The organization Insaf for the rights of women and children reported that the number of children and women victims of American-Saudi aggression in eight years exceeded 13,437 dead and wounded.

The organization stated in a statement on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, December 10, a copy of which was obtained by the Yemeni News Agency (Saba), that Yemeni children and women were killed and their rights violated as a result of the aggression and the siege imposed by the aggression under international and international cover. , since all laws and charters initiated by nations have fallen in Yemen. The United Nations no longer played a role in preserving even a small part of the rights of women and children in Yemen.

The press release states that the number of dead women and children reached 6,312, of which 2,436 were women and 3,876 children, while the number of wounded women and children reached 7,125, including 2,862 women and 4,263 children.

He pointed out that the number of displaced persons rose to five million and 159 thousand and 560 displaced persons by the end of August 2022, including 740 thousand and 122 families.

According to statistics, half of the exiles are women, 27 percent of whom are under the age of eighteen, which increases their chances of being exposed to violence.

The organization pointed out that in addition to the lack of available accommodation, exiled women suffer the most due to lack of privacy, threats to their security and lack of access to basic services, which makes them more vulnerable and vulnerable to violence and abuse.

The press release states that one out of every three displaced families is headed by women, and the girls who support 21 percent of these families are under the age of 18. According to the UN report, 60,000 women lost their husbands, and the number of families headed by women at the level of Yemen reached 417,000 families.

He noted that the number of violations committed by the aggressor forces in the West Bank amounted to 695 violations, including 132 rape crimes and 56 kidnapping crimes, while violations in the southern provinces, especially Aden, amounted to 443 rape crimes, according to reports.

The statement also states that about 6.1 million male and female students suffer from the collapse of the education system, and about 3,500 schools are either destroyed or damaged, and 2,400,000 children do not go to school, while the number of children who face an interruption from education can rise to six million.

He pointed out that the aggression caused the denial of the right to education to women as a result of targeting educational facilities, economic blockade and non-payment of salaries, which led to the inability of some families to provide basic educational needs such as breakfast, and 31 percent of Yemeni girls dropped out of school.

As stated in the press release, the number of people with disabilities has increased from three million before the aggression to the current 4.5 million, which indicates that since the beginning of the aggression, around six thousand civilians have been disabled as a result of armed actions, including around five thousand and 559 children , and the actual number is expected to be much higher.

The statement highlights the expansion of the phenomenon of child labor during the war by more than four times what it was before, which indicates that 1.4 million working children are deprived of their most basic rights, and about 34.3% of working children under the age of 5 years and 17 years working in Yemen.

He added: “The number of civilian victims affected by the remnants of the aggression rose to four thousand, including about 131 children, of whom 25 died, and 26 women, among whom four died, as a result of mines, cluster bombs and remnants of the aggression, since that the truce came into force on April 2 last year.”

On the health side, the press release states that public and private hospitals throughout the Republic are threatened with closure in the next few days due to the blockade and detention of oil product ships due to aggression.

The blockade has led to an increase in malnutrition rates, with more than 2.3 million children under the age of five suffering from malnutrition, and 632,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition that threatens their lives during the current year, in addition to more than 1.5 million pregnant women and nursing mothers suffering from malnutrition, of which 650,495 women are moderately malnourished.

While a woman and six newborns die every two hours due to complications during pregnancy or childbirth, the number of women who may lose their lives during pregnancy or childbirth is estimated at around 17 thousand women.

And the statement continued, “Approximately 70% of obstetric drugs are not available in Yemen due to the blockade and prevention of entry by the aggressor coalition, and more than 80 newborns die every day due to internationally banned weapons,” noting that this is one of the reasons for the high number of premature babies , because it amounts to 39%. Premature babies are born every year from the percentage of newborns, because one million and 120 thousand newborns are born annually.

According to the statement, more than 5,000 patients with kidney failure are at risk of death, while the number of cancer patients has reached 35,000, including more than 1,000 children.

The organization held the coalition of aggression led by America and Saudi Arabia responsible for all crimes and violations against civilians, especially women and children, over a period of eight years, calling on the international community, international organizations and bodies for human rights and humanitarian issues. to bear legal and humanitarian responsibility for the abuses and heinous massacres that occur against civilians.

And she called on the free people of the world to take effective and positive action to stop the aggression and protect civilians, and to form an independent international commission to investigate all crimes committed against the Yemeni people and hold accountable all those involved in them.

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