Amnesty International has investigated eight airstrikes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition which killed at least 141 civilians and injured 101 others, mostly women and children, during a research mission to Yemen in June and July 2015. The evidence gathered reveals a pattern of strikes targeting heavily populated areas including civilian homes, a school, a market and a mosque. In the majority of cases no military target could be located nearby says the report.
A coalition attack also on July 9 killed 10 members of one family including four children who had sought shelter at a school in north Aden after being displaced from their home because of fighting. Another unlawful airstrike on July 7 also killed 11 worshipers at a mosque in Waht, north Aden.
In this report Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to create an international commission of inquiry to independently and impartially investigate alleged war crimes committed during the conflict.
By August 4, the fighting in Yemen had resulted in at least 1,916 civilian deaths according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. At least 207 civilian objects, including property and infrastructure, have been completely or partially destroyed as a result of the armed conflict.
The suffering of civilians in southern Yemen has also been intensified by an acute humanitarian crisis and this point is of great concern of Amnesty International in the past and present. This revelation says at least 80 percent of the population of Yemen is in need of humanitarian assistance. Essential services including access to clean water and electricity are cut off and food prices have sky-rocketed.
Damage to key logistical infrastructure, including bridges, airports and seaports, has also severely hampered the movement of crucial humanitarian supplies. Access to health care is also limited with medical centers shut down, frequent attacks on medical staff and dwindling supplies of electricity, fuel, medication and surgical equipment.
Amnesty international in its website reveals a report on fighting in Yemen and the consequences resulted due to the apparent violations of international law and human rights and the extention of terrorism.