» 01/28/2016, 08.29
YEMEN - SAUDI ARABIA - UNITED NATIONS
Saudi-led coalition targeting civilians in Yemen, UN says
The report notes that civilians were targeted in a "widespread and systematic" manner. People were also being deliberately starved as a war tactic over the past nine months. The panel of experts relied on satellite imagery and other sources of information because its members were not allowed to travel to Yemen.
08/10/2016 14:02:00 YEMEN – SAUDI ARABIA
Yemen conflict: one-third of Saudi air strikes hit civilian targets
The findings come from the Yemen Data Project, a group of academics, experts and human rights activists. Out of 8,600 attacks by the Arab coalition, almost 3,200 hit schools, mosques, hospitals, markets, and residential areas. A market in Marib governorate was hit 24 times. For Riyadh, "collateral damage" is kept at a minimum.
23/08/2016 14:35:00 YEMEN – UNITED KINGDOM – SAUDI ARABIA
UK-Saudi Arabia arms deals create innocent victims in Yemen
Oxfam leads the charge against the UK, guilty of violating the treaty it signed. Its weapons are used against “Schools, hospitals and homes”. For a British government spokesperson, sales meet export “criteria”. Last year, the UK sold US$ 4 billion in weapons.
14/12/2016 14:15:00 UNITED STATES – SAUDI ARABIA – YEMEN
US restricts weapons sales to Saudi Arabia because of too many civilian casualties in Yemen
The decision stems from “concerns about the conflict in Yemen and how it has been waged." Washington will not deliver more precision-guided weapons, but will honour contracts signed on 8 December. Saudi Arabia has remained silent in the matter.
30/03/2016 09:18:00 YEMEN - SAUDI ARABIA
UN: Saudi air raids in Yemen kill or maim six children every day
According to the UN, the war has taken on "terrifying" proportions for the youngest. A third of the more than 3 thousand victims are under 18. In a year 10 thousand children have died due to lack of vaccines and cures. A further 320 thousand suffer severe malnutrition. They are also denied education, 1600 schools closed and 50 more have been targeted in attacks. 848 cases of children involved in the conflict.
16/02/2017 14:31:00 UNITED KINGDOM – SAUDI ARABIA
Arms sales to Saudi Arabia and victims in Yemen put London on trial
The High Court has started a review of arms sale to Saudi Arabia that allegedly led to civilian casualties in Yemen. A growing number of UK lawmakers are calling for a review of the contract. For 62 per cent of Britons, arms sales to the Saudis is "unacceptable".
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