UN: Houthis used civilians as human shields

UN: Houthis used civilians as human shields

  The United Nations has stated that the Houthis used civilians in Mocha as human fields.

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a briefing about Yemen on Friday the civilians were besieged and targeted during fighting in Mocha.

For his part, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said that Yemen's situation may be worsened if al-Hudeidah Port is also attacked, pointing out that it is a main importation port in the country.

The UN estimates that around 12 million people are facing famine in Yemen, with 3.3 million people - including 2.1 million children - already acutely malnourished.

Yemenis have found themselves in a calamitous situation that was entirely man-made, living in constant fear of violence, death and destruction and reeling from hunger,” Zeid said.

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