September Net – Civilian organization: More than 13,000 women and children victims of aggressive bombing

December 11, 2022

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The organization Intisaf for the rights of women and children has announced that the number of women and children victims of the direct bombing of the American-Saudi aggression over eight years has exceeded 13,437 martyrs and wounded, revealing catastrophic figures about the repercussions of the aggression and the siege on Yemen.

In a statement on International Human Rights Day, December 10, the human rights organization said: The children and women of Yemen have been killed and their rights violated as a result of the aggression and siege imposed by aggression under international and international cover.

She added: All the laws and charters initiated by the United Nations have fallen in Yemen, and the international days they declared have no role in preserving even a small part of the rights of women and children in Yemen.

Victims of direct bombing aggression

The organization that cares for women and children states in its statement that the number of martyrs among women and children reached 6,312 dead, including 2,436 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 exiles rose to five million and 159 thousand and 560 displaced by the end of August 2022, of which 740 thousand and 122 families, noting that half of the exiles are women, of whom 27 percent are younger. over the age of eighteen, which increases the possibility of their exposure to violence.

She said: In addition to the lack of available shelter options, displaced women and girls suffer the most due to lack of privacy, threats to their safety and lack of access to basic services, making them more vulnerable and vulnerable to violence and abuse.

She added that every third refugee family is headed by a woman, and the girls who support 21 percent of these families are under the age of 18.

She indicated that, according to a UN report, 60,000 women have lost their husbands, and the number of families headed by women at the level of Yemen has reached 417,000 families.

Shocking numbers of victims in Yemen as a result of the crime of aggression and its blockade

Regarding occupation violations in the occupied territories, Intisaf showed 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 and Aden in particular, amounted to 443 of rape crimes, according to reports.

In terms of learning conditions, the report found that around 6.1 million male and female students are suffering from the collapse of the education system, with nearly 3,500 schools either destroyed or damaged, and 2,400,000 children out of school, while the number of children facing by interrupting education, it can increase to six million children.

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.

Regarding the disabled, the organization documented an increase in the number of people with disabilities from three million before the aggression to 4.5 million people currently, indicating that around six thousand civilians have been left disabled as a result of armed conflicts since the beginning of the war. aggression, including about five thousand and 559 children, and it is expected that the actual number could be significantly higher.

The report points to the expansion of the phenomenon of child labor during the years of aggression by more than four times compared to the previous period, pointing out that 1.4 million working children are denied their most basic rights, and about 34.3 percent of working children between the ages of 5 and They have been working in Yemen for 17 years.

When it comes to the victims of the residual weapons and ammunition left behind in the aggression, the Intisaf organization announced that the number of victims from the remnants of the aggression rose to four thousand civilian victims, including about 131 children, of which 25 were martyrs. , and 26 women, including four martyrs, as a result of landmines, cluster bombs and remnants of aggression since the armistice entered into force on April 2 last year.

Deteriorated health situation and millions of victims due to aggression and blockade

On the health side, the organization Intisaf confirmed that public and private hospitals throughout the Republic are threatened with closure in the coming days due to the blockade and aggressive detention of ships with oil derivatives.

She said: The blockade has led to an increase in the rate of malnutrition, as more than 2.3 million children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition, and 632 thousand children suffer from severe acute malnutrition that threatens their lives during the current year, in addition, pregnant women are more of 1.5 million and lactating women are malnourished, including 650,495 women suffering from moderate malnutrition.

She added that more than 80 newborns die every day due to internationally banned weapons, pointing out that this is one of the reasons for the large number of premature babies, because annually 39 percent of newborns are born prematurely, 1 million and 120 thousand newborns are born annually. .

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

She pointed out that “almost 70% of obstetric drugs are not available in Yemen due to the blockade and prevention of entry by the aggressor coalition”.

The organization pointed out that 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.

And he declared “an aggressive coalition, led by America and Saudi Arabia, responsible for all crimes and violations against civilians, especially women and children, over a period of eight years.”

And she stressed that “the international community, international organizations, human rights and humanitarian bodies take legal and humanitarian responsibility for the violations and heinous massacres that are taking place 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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