(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Paris, 12 Shawwal,1439 AH, 26 June,2018 , SPA -- A seminar on the humanitarian situation in Yemen was organized by the Geneva-based Haqi Center for Support of Rights and Freedoms in Paris, in cooperation with the Yemeni-European House in Paris on the humanitarian situation in the cities of Hodeidah and Taiz in light of violations by Houthi-backed militias.
Speaking at the seminar moderated by former Yemeni ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Ibrahim Al-Adofi, Yemen's Ambassador to France, Dr Riyad Yassin talked in an opening speech on the current situation of the humanitarian situation suffered by the people of the governorates of Hodeidah and Taiz in light of serious violations committed by Houthi terrorist militias and the role of coalition efforts in providing aid and humanitarian assistance for the people of Hodeidah.
Yemeni Minister of Human Rights Mohammad Askar spoke about the humanitarian situation in Taiz, which has been suffering from a suffocating siege for more than two years which caused a serious deterioration in living and health conditions that have resulted in the death of many citizens, in addition to terrorist attacks against civilians as a result of the taking of civilians as human shields, destruction of roads, sewage and water systems, as well as raids and arrests against citizens.
The seminar included a focus on the humanitarian situation in Hodeidah and a speech on the role of international relief organizations by Dr. Yahya Al-Shammari who represented King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief).
The seminar was attended by a number of representatives of relief organizations and international researchers on the humanitarian situation in Yemen and Western media correspondents.
The Haqi Center will organize a solidarity stand in cooperation with the Yemeni Revolution Organization in Paris, with the participation of a number of civil society organizations and those concerned with humanitarian affairs in Yemen next Wednesday at Freedom and Human Rights Square in Trocadero, Paris.
This seminar comes in the context of the interest of the Yemeni civil society in important and neglected issues by international organizations towards the suffering and grave violations committed by Houthi militias against Yemeni citizens.
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