SANA’A – Hamid al-Rafiq, the Chancellor of Yemen’s Ministry of Human Rights has said that the international community is not fully aware of what Yemen has been subjected to by the war waged by the coalition countries for the past four years.
“Yemen’s humanitarian issue has reached the international community, and the latter is aware of all objectives that the Coalition has built upon through its war that is approaching in its fifth year,” Chancellor Hamid al-Rafiq told Yemen Press Agency on Sunday.
He expressed his astonishment towards silence of the international community on the crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the latest of which was the bombing of houses of Tallan area in Kusher district of Hajjah province
Al-Rafiq cited the pressure exerted by the coalition countries on many countries and organizations through money and economic blackmail.
The Chancellor furthermore noted that humanitarian organisations are also keeping silent, and the only thing they can do is condemn the crimes, despite their knowledge and reports, that the humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic as a result of the continued war, blockade, spread of diseases and epidemics, the high rates of poverty and unemployment, and the collapse of the health system.
He stressed that the people of the world are still unaware of the crimes committed by the Saudi-led Coalition against Yemenis,, as a result of the systematic disinformation practiced by their giant media machines, as many people believe that “the war in Yemen is a civil war, not external aggression.”
On March 26, the war on Yemen will have its 4th anniversary, resulting in tens of thousands of dead and wounded in addition to victims of diseases and epidemics, while the salary interruption continues for the third consecutive year, and the war has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.