“Many civilians killed and wounded in airstrike on house in Yemen’

“Many civilians killed and wounded in airstrike on house in Yemen’

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Certainly nineteen citizens Wednesday in Yemen for life came about when a house was hit by an airstrike. Dozens of people were injured, reported local sources.

Gevechtstoestellen of the international coalition under the leadership of Saudi Arabia attacked Wednesday a presidential palace in the port city of Hodeida. According to a resident of the city took up residence in the palace of the leaders of the Houthi-insurgents.

When the bombing would also have a house in a nearby neighborhood have been hit. According to vice-governor Hashim Azazi are still victims under the rubble and facts. A neighbour spoke of horrific scenes.

The Saudiërs and their allies to harass the rebels for months from the air. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of sunni countries, which the Yemeni government to help is shot.

Civilians killed

In Yemen since the beginning of the civil war in march 2015, almost of 3,800 civilians killed and 6.711 people were injured by large-scale battles and shelling.

That says Oxfam Novib. More than three million people had to flee and more than 80 percent of the population is dependent on humanitarian aid to survive.

Half of the population has not enough food to eat. In some areas food aid by the warring parties intentionally prevented. Recent research with Oxfam Novib with the thousands of Yemenis said that had to flee, told the three-quarters of the respondents that they were forced to leave their homes as a result of air strikes, and one in five stated that their homes destroyed.

The organisation is convinced that the civil war in Yemen only ended by a political solution, involving the government, the warring parties evokes the peace negotiations.

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