Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – Yemeni civil society organizations sent a Joint statement to the United Nations General Assembly.
We read in it that, In its seventh year, the ongoing conflict in Yemen continues to place millions in extreme vulnerability. Over four million displaced people bear harsh conditions 80 per cent of whom are women and children. In the first half of 2021 only, over 24 thousand families were forced to escape their homes as fighting escalated in Marib.
They said that the international community and donors to exert more pressure and demand warring parties and their backers to:
Immediately commit to a nationwide ceasefire and resume peace negotiations in good faith, adhere to IHL, end all types of violations and ensure the protection of civilians, civilian properties and infrastructure and Put an end to obstruction of or delays to the passage of critical supplies – including food, fuel and medicine – into the country’s ports and between governorates.
At the end of the statement they stressed that concerned member states must end arms sales to parties to the conflict. Showing concerns of potential abuses is not enough, unless followed with concrete steps to stop arms transfers and other forms of military support to parties carrying out military actions that resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis Yemen has ever witnessed.