Us secretary of state Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital, on Sunday. One of several themes he has taken up with king Salman and crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is to end the war in Yemen.
According to Al-Jazeera was Pompeo and bin-Salman agreed that the war in Yemen will escalate down - and that våpenhvilken that was framforhandlet in Sweden before christmas must be respected. The u.s. embassy in Riyadh tvitret this after a meeting between the two yesterday.
- A comprehensive political solution is the only way to put an end to the war, tweeting embassy.MEETINGS: Us secretary of state Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital, on Sunday. Photo: Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds / AP / NTB scanpix Show more Terrible situation
Saudi Arabia went at the head of a regional coalition to war against the Iran-friendly Houthi insurgents in Yemen, in march 2015, in an attempt to get reinstated the country's styrtede president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Saudi Arabia is accused of extensive violations of international law in the war in Yemen. War, according to the united nations led to the world's worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where the last number reported by the NTB is the 10 000 people killed, three million people driven to flight and 14 million people under the acute threat of hunger.
the united STATES has supported the war by supplying Saudi Arabia with weapons, intelligence and refuelling aircraft, but president Donald Trump has the last months been under increasing pressure to withdraw support.
It was before christmas of peace talks in Sweden, which led to a cease-fire in the important port city of Hodeida - the fourth largest city in the country, located along the coast in the south-west. Over 70 per cent of all imports to Yemen has previously occurred via the port of Hodeida, according to NTB. The truce has been broken a number of times.FINDINGS: Mines and explosives, which the parties had hidden under ground. Photo: Agnes Varraine Material / Doctors Without Borders to Show more Warns against miner
It is in this area, Doctors Without Borders now turns the alarm on the situation with the hidden mines and the enormous konseveksene it gets for the civilian population.
the Organization has only the last half of the year treated more than 150 patients who are affected by mines and other explosives in the area between Hodeidah and Taiz in the west of Yemen. A third of these are children.
- It requires an extensive mineryddingsarbeid in place in Yemen immediately, " says Trygve Thorson, humanitærrådgiver In Doctors Without Borders, to Dagbladet.
Right now is more killed or injured as a result of mines and other explosives that are hidden in the inhabited areas, in fields and along the roads in Hodeidah and Taiz. This damages and kills people, but the mines are also located in the suburbs – where many yemeni bringing the food and where they get the revenue from, " says Thorson.SUFFERING: the Civilians are innocent victims of the mines that are hidden under the ground. Here a young boy medical attention after going on a mine. Photo: Agnes Varraine Material / Doctors Without Borders to Show more
- There are only a few organizations that work with minerydningsarbeid and this work is mainly done in the military strategic areas. It is absolutely necessary that this work as quickly as possible also being made in the inhabited areas, in fields and along roads. There is very poor access to health care for those who live in the area between Hodeidah and Aden, " says Trygve Thorson.
News agency AP viderebragte recently similar warnings - from both sides in the Yemen war. Houthi-rebels have hidden large quantities of mines in the areas they control. But the missiles from the saudi plane is also hidden under the ground.Stole emergencies
the War in Yemen, constantly takes new twists when it comes to accusations and evidence of shocking behavior.
It has emerged that the Saudi-led forces have used a large number of mercenaries to fight for him on the ground. Many of these are child soldiers, from the impoverished circumstances in Sudan.
the united nations food programme (WFP) blamed the recent Houthi-insurgents to have stolen aid and resold it on the black market in Yemen.
A large part of the food supply that should go to civilians in need in the opprørskontrollerte the capital Sana, have not reached up to them, pointed out the Rome-based WFP's new year's eve.Buy foreign child soldiers to fight his own war
instead, there have been messages that some of the food has been sold on the black market in the Sana of a opprørskontrollert organization that WFP had given his trust to work with to distribute the food supply to the people, said the statement. According to the WFT have similar cases been reported also from other opprørskontrollerte parts of Yemen.
- This is about stealing food from hungry people. This is a violation. Children die in Yemen because they do not have enough food. This criminal behavior must be stopped immediately, " says WFP director David Beasley.
Houtiene has rejected the allegations, and also claimed that it was WFP who shared out the rotten food.