Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – Statement by EU Commissioner Janez Lenarčič calling to end indiscriminate killing of civilians in Yemen
Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, has issued the following statement:
“In the past weeks, the international community has been witnessing with great concern a rapid intensification of hostilities in Yemen and the region, resulting in the indiscriminate killings of civilians and damaged civilian infrastructure.
Nothing can justify the targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure, nor indiscriminate attacks. I call on all parties to the conflict to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and civilian objects and to adhere to the principles of proportionality, distinction and precaution.
As the humanitarian crisis deepens further, I renew my call to all parties to the conflict to ensure safe, rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian supplies and personnel to all people in need in all affected governorates. The EU remains committed to supporting the Yemeni people with life-saving humanitarian assistance.”