Ministry of Human Rights announced that the number of victims during eight years of aggression and siege exceeded 49,000 martyrs and wounded, including women and children, while nearly one and a half million civilians died indirectly as a result of prohibited weapons, the spread of diseases, and the siege practiced by the Saudi-American aggression coalition on Yemenis.
The Ministry of Human Rights, in partnership with the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, held a press conference in the capital, Sana’a, entitled “Eight years of aggression, the blockade, international conspiracy and international complicity.”
The ministry confirmed that the total number of martyrs and wounded over eight years exceeded 49,000 , including more than 8,700 children and more than 5,400 women.
It explained that 1,483,000 civilians died indirectly as a result of the spread of chronic diseases, poisoning of chemicals from prohibited weapons, malnutrition, and others.
It indicated that the aggression and blockade for eight years caused the poverty rate to rise to 95% and the unemployment rate to more than 65%, stressing that the unjust blockade exacerbated the suffering and caused severe food insecurity for more than 16 million people.
The Ministry of Human Rights counted the deaths of more than 120,000 patients as a result of the closure of Sana’a International Airport and the deprivation of nearly a million patients in urgent need of travel for treatment.
The ministry stated that more than 3,000 fishermen were killed, injured and tortured by the navy of aggression, and more than 4,600 fishing boats were destroyed and burned, and 173 boats were stolen from the fishermen.
The Minister of Human Rights, Ali Al-Dailami, indicated that the ministry documented, from March 2015 to March 2023, no less than 12,563 incidents of the aggression coalition countries and their mercenaries obstructing the arrival of humanitarian aid and basic materials to civilians.
It stressed that Sana’a International Airport is still closed to Yemenis as long as it is constantly exposed to severe restrictions by the Aggression Alliance.