HRC warns against humanitarian disaster in Taiz
3/17/2017 12:38:00 AM
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The Humanitarian Relief Coalition has warned against a humanitarian disaster in Taiz due to the siege imposed on it by Militias of the Houthis and Saleh.
In a press conference, Deputy Governor of Taiz Rashad al-Akahali said that the militias committed gross crimes in Taiz, breaching all international conventions and treaties.
He cited that the suffering of people sharply increased because the salaries of public servants have not paid for six months.
He also said that 3456 civilians were killed and more than 16,000 others wounded due to the war launched against Taiz.
He also said that more than 187,000 families were subjected to enforced deportation and most of them have no access to food and shelters, pointing out that 4204 houses and public facilities were destroyed.
Regarding the health sector, he said that only six out of 116 hospital are still functioning in Taiz and that 4638 cancer patients have no medicines.
The siege imposed on Taiz also deprived 200,000 out of 885,000 of education.
The coalition called local and international organizations to immediately intervene to put an end to the possible humanitarian disaster in Taiz.