Yemen: about 14,000 martyrs and wounded women and children in the years of aggression

The “Intisaf” organization for the rights of women and children in Sana’a documents more than 13,437 martyrs and wounded children and women during the 8 years of the American-Saudi aggression against Yemen.

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The organization for the rights of women and children “Intisaf” in Sana’a reported that the number of children and women victims of American-Saudi aggression in eight years exceeded 13,437 martyrs and wounded.

Yesterday, Saturday, the organization, in a statement on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, a copy of which was obtained by the Yemeni News Agency (Saba), stated that Yemeni children and women are being killed and their rights are being violated as a result of aggression and siege imposed by aggression under international and international coverage.

And he continued: “Given that all the laws and charters initiated by the United Nations have fallen in Yemen, and the international days they proclaimed no longer played any role in preserving even a small part of the rights of women and children in Yemen.”

The statement of the organization states that the number of martyrs among women and children reached “six thousand and 312 martyrs, including two thousand and 436 women and three thousand and 876 children, while the number of wounded women and children reached seven thousand and 125, including two thousand and 862 women and four thousand and 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”.

Displaced women: the most vulnerable and subject to violence and abuse

According to statistics, half of the exiles are women, “27% of them are under the age of 18, 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 statement said: “One in three displaced families are headed by women, and the girls who support 21% of these families are under the age of 18.” According to a UN report, “60,000 women have lost their husbands, and the number of female-headed families in Yemen has reached 417.” thousands of families.”

In the West Bank, the aggressor forces committed, according to the report, 695 violations, including 132 rape crimes and 56 kidnapping crimes, while violations in the southern provinces, especially in Aden, amounted to 443 rape crimes, according to reports. .

The statement also states that around 6.1 million male and female students are suffering from the collapse of the education system, and almost 3,500 schools have been either destroyed or damaged, and 2,400,000 children do not go to school, while the number of children facing an interruption from education it can rise to 6 million.

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31% of Yemeni girls are without education…and the phenomenon of child labor is expanding

In the report of the “Intisaf” organization, it was confirmed that the aggression “denied women the right to education as a result of the targeting of 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% of Yemeni girls dropped out of school. .

According to a statement by the Intisaf Organization for the Rights of Women and Children in Sana’a, the number of people with disabilities has increased from 3 million before the aggression against Yemen to the current 4.5 million people, which means that about “six thousand civilians have remained disabled as a result of armed conflicts since the beginning aggression, of which almost five thousand and 559 children, and it is expected that the actual number will be significantly higher.

The press release points out that “the phenomenon of child labor during the war expanded more than four times than before”, explaining that “1.4 million working children are deprived of their most basic rights, and about 34.3% of working children between the ages of 5 and They have been working in Yemen for 17 years.” .

In this context, the organization pointed out that the number of those affected by the remnants of the aggression rose to four thousand civilian victims, including about 131 children, including 25 martyrs, and 26 women, including four martyrs, as a result of landmines, cluster bombs and the remnants of aggression since the armistice entered into force on April 2 last year.

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Blockade and detention of oil ships: closure of hospitals and malnutrition

On the health side, the press release states 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.

According to the press release, 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 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, more than 1.5 million pregnant and lactating women suffer from malnutrition, of which 650,495 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.

According to the report, almost 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 the use of internationally banned weapons”, indicating that this is one of the reasons for the high number of premature babies .39% of the percentage of newborns born annually are premature, because 1,120,000 newborns are born annually.

The international community and international organizations must act responsibly

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 crimes and heinous massacres that are taking place against civilians.

The Yemeni organization called on all 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 that will investigate all crimes committed against the Yemeni people and answer for all those found involved in them.

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