Russia: 'Structural collapse' — former ICRC head on situation in Yemen

The situation in Yemen is a «structural collapse of essential goods and services» with «infrastructure falling to pieces,» according to the former head of The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Yemen Alexandre Faite who spoke from Moscow on Tuesday. «Working in Yemen remains extremely difficult,» Faite said. According to him, it's important to remind all the parties to... Еще the conflict of their obligations under the international humanitarian law, take precautions in attacks and do not place military assets near the residential areas. «For a long time Yemen used to be not under the spotlight. At least I feel now that the Yemen conflict is getting the attention it deserves. There is more awareness,» he emphasised. Talking about the humanitarian aid, Faite noted that «what is coming into the country at the moment is not enough and more should be done». The war devastating Yemen is now in its fourth year, with human rights organisations repeatedly accusing the Saudi-led coalition of targeting civilian areas.

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