Almotamar.net - The Executive Council of the Yemeni Writers Union YWU has on Sunday announced its condemnation and denunciation of the secessionist calls and any practices offending the unity and democracy.
In its closing abatement of its 3-day extraordinary session held in Sana’a the YWU called on the state and all partied of the political life to resort to logic and reason and open dialogue with civil society organisations, public opinion organisations and political parties springing from the keenness on the future of Yemen and its stability in the way guaranteeing dignity of the citizen and his right to honourable life and equal citizenship.
The statement pointed out that the YWU has followed up the developments at both national and international arenas particularly the those dangers threatening the country , beginning from the economic difficulties due to impact of the world economic crisis , security flaws and resorting to violence in addition to the growth of piracy that threatens Yemen and its neighbours.
YWU’s Council has come out with a vision of the recent events in the country and the ways of contributing in their solution. It has set up a committee for following up the events taking place in a number of Yemen areas. The committee is to be in continuous meeting to follow up the national issues and draw up cultural solutions and treatments hat would help stabilizing social peace and preserve the gains. The Unions vision also contained that all should realize the danger the current situations and what is happening in some of the southern and eastern governorates and keenness on the sound tackling and democracy and patriotism in addition to beginning a of a sincere dialogue with different political parties , including all opposition parties and civil society organisations as well as the active and good forces in the homeland and to explain facts to t o the people who pay the price of any seditions or insurgencies. It said the problems cannot be solved by force or violence but by return to the core and spirit of the unity of 22 May 1990, the commitment to its constitution, historical and civilization necessity in the life of the people as there is no backing off from this great accomplishment in the Arab political life overshadowed with challenges.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has appealed member states and civil society organizations (CSOs) to provide humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people, especially medical supplies to cope with the big number of injured as a result of the military aggression.
The Secretary General of the OIC Iyad Madani said, in a statement issued Monday, that the OIC is holding consultations with several civil society organizations that have consultative status in the organization to provide food and medical and humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday reminded all sides to the conflict in Yemen to ensure that attacks resulting in civilian casualties are promptly investigated and that international human rights and international humanitarian law are scrupulously respected during the conduct of hostilities in the country.
In addition to hundreds of fighters, at least 364 civilians are reported to have lost their lives since March 26, including at least 84 children and 25 women. Another 681 civilians – possibly more – have been injured. Dozens of public buildings, including hospitals, schools, airports and mosques have been destroyed in airstrikes, through shelling and other attacks.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has renewed his country's desire to resolve Yemen's crisis in Yemen through talks, revealing that his government urges Iran to play a role in bringing various Yemeni parties to the dialogue.
In his statement issued Monday, Sharif said that his country wants to resolve Yemen crisis through talks.
He added that Islamabad urged Tehran to play a role to bring conflicting parties in Yemen to the dialogue table, the official news agency of Pakistan quoted the Prime Minister as saying in a statement.
Professor Feaqa al-Saeed Ba'alawy, Assistant Secretary-General of the GPC, chaired a meeting of the civil society.
The meeting discussed a number of issues and challenges facing the country, particularly the Saudi brutal aggression on the country.
The UN secretary-general has said that two weeks of Saudi-led air strikes against Yemen, “have turned an internal political crisis into a violent conflict that risks deep and long-lasting regional repercussions”.
Ban Ki-moon on Thursday told reporters that he was urging all countries in the region to go beyond national priorities and help the Yemeni people, saying “the last thing the region and our world need is more of the chaos and crimes we have seen in Libya and Syria”.
Two planeloads of medical aid landed in Sana'a on Friday.
The planes were sent by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The UNICEF plane contained almost 37 tons of medical aid, which "will be delivered to the Ministry of Public Health and Population, to distribute them to hospitals in the needed areas," said Mohammed al-Asadi, the communication officer at UNICEF.
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) demanded on Thursday to hold neutral investigations with all members in the Arab coalition forces attacking Yemen led by Saudi Arabia to find out if there are violations of war laws and to take the necessary procedures.
In its press release, the HRW expressed its deep concerns over war laws violations, noting that the airstrikes led to the killing of at least 29 civilians and injured 41 others, including 14 children and 11 women in Al-Mazraq refugees camp in Hajjah governorate in addition to medical facilities, a local market and a bridge.
Iraq and Iran confirmed on Thursday the importance of halting military operations on Yemen, expressing their concern on the consequences of the Saudi aggression on Yemen.
The statement was made during a meeting by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi with the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to Fars news agency.
The European Union (EU) has called the conflicting parties in Yemen to avoid targeting civilians and infrastructure in the country.
In joint statements made by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, they condemned targeting hospitals and destruction of homes, schools and basic infrastructure, saying such acts are unacceptable