Almotamar.net - Ambassador of the Kingdom of Holland to Yemen that supports programme of the sisters Forum said on Sunday that his country supports and helps Yemen for a long time in the field of drawing up policies and planning pertaining to curb the phenomenon of valence directed against the woman and the children. For her part , Chairwoman of the Sisters Forum SAF Amal al-Basha disclosed cases of rapes , which she did not specify their number committed by al-Houthi group in Saada province , north Yemen , in an dictation to a sample of other crimes against the women, children and growth.
Those remarks came in an opening of a workshop organized Sunday by Arab Sisters Forum for Human Rights. It was the first training workshop on mechanisms of legal protection for curbing violence against women and children. It comes as part of its programme on the legal protection for women and children against violence, financed by the Dutch kingdom.
The Dutch ambassador clarified that his government supports symposiums in this regard for reaching the targeted goals in he field of fighting violence, talking about two types of support; one technical and the other one financial. He added that there must be understanding based on the social gender and the dialogue should be between different segments so as to reach to important results.
For her part Amal al-Basha said her Forum seeks to draw up plans and define mechanisms with her partners for limiting violence against women and children and fighting it especially sexual violence and to make religious men and women and civil society organisations realize the problem of fomenting and violence and indicated to cases of rape committed by al-Houthi group , in reference to a sample of crimes of the Houthi elements of sabotage and terror against women and children in the province of Saada , north Yemen.
The United Nations has warned of the accelerating collapse of basic services in Yemen due to the aggression, siege and fighting which was described as “devastating.”
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Johannes van der Klaauw said in a press conference in Cairo that the current estimations indicate that more than 14 million people in Yemen cannot get sufficient health care.
He noted that 20 governorates, out of 22 governorates, are affected and that about 2.3 million people were forced to leave their homes which created a deteriorating and desperate humanitarian situation over the past seven months, stressing the importance of promptly finding out a political solution before it is over.
The UN official said that 3 million children and women are in need for medication because of malnutrition while 1.8 million children are deprived of schooling since March.
Klaauw pointed out the increasing deterioration of the basic services as a direct result of the dispute and the lack of necessary supplies to pay salaries or to cover maintenance costs.
Oxfam welcomed on Friday the changing of the British policy on exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia which is used in its aggression against Yemen.
The Oxfam emphasized citizens are in the fire line not only because of weapons, but also of the siege imposed on Yemen which affected its main services and economy.
Josephine Hatton, director of the Middle East program at Oxfam, said in a statement the organization welcomed the alteration of the British attitude towards the denial of Saudi Arabia in targeting citizens in its airstrikes against Yemen, and insisting to conduct serious investigations in that regard.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond called on Thursday to carry out a serious investigation on the Saudi air raids against Yemen.
In an interview with the BBC, Hammond said the denial of Saudi in targeting citizens by its airstrikes against Yemen since March is not enough, serious investigations must been conducted in that regard.
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday in front of the Faculty of Agriculture in Ibb University, a security source said.
"The explosion did not cause any casualties," the source said, noting that the suicide bomber detonated himself before he was arrested by the security men, who noticed he was wearing an explosive belt.
The Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) organization said on Monday that thousands of Yemeni people still incapable to receive medical care because of the absence of transportation means and closing the health facilities.
In its statement, the MSF said many of health facilities have totally or partly been destroyed as a result of the airstrikes and war in the country.
MOSCOW– Russia affirmed on Saturday its support to the exerted efforts to hold a new talks' round on the Yemeni crisis and with the participation of the various sides.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said, in its statement issued Saturday, it is important to do all the possible efforts in order to end violence in Yemen and reach peace all over the country via implementing dialogue gathering all the Yemeni political powers.