YCHO Support Center Condemns Houthi Use of Hospitals for Military Purposes

YCHO Support Center Condemns Houthi Use of Hospitals for Military Purposes

Friday, 9 November, 2018 - 06:45
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations Support Center has said that it has viewed reports by humanitarian and human rights organizations regarding the use of hospitals for military purposes by the Houthi insurgents.

The moves of the militias include “taking posts at the roof of a hospital in Hodeidah, placing snipers there and using civilians and patients as human shields, which is considered a flagrant violation of International Laws and norms, especially the International Humanitarian Law and its Customary Rules,” YCHO Support Center said in a press release.

It condemned “in the strongest terms such criminal acts,” which it said “are in blatant defiance of the International Humanitarian Law and its Customary Rules.”

The Support Center emphasized the importance of abiding by the International Law to protect civilians and spare them the fallouts of conflict.

It also reiterated its "full and standing commitment to providing comprehensive facilitation needed in humanitarian action, and cooperation with all UN and International Organizations to alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen."

Furthermore, it affirmed its "commitment to take the necessary initiatives to facilitate procedures of relief for the Yemeni people."

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