US cluster bombs kill 3,709 citizens in Yemen

The Director of the Executive Center for Mine Action said that the total number of people affected by cluster bombs in Yemen reached 3709, including 962 dead, and nearly 100 children, while the number of wounded reached 3,700.

Brigadier General Ali Safra stated ,during the International Day for Mine and Cluster Bombs Awareness Day, organized by the Executive Center for Mine Action and the National Committee today in Sana’a, that the statistics of the Ministry of Health’s Limb Center confirms that the number of victims registered in the center reached 6 thousand victims by mid-2019, not to mention thousands who weren’t registered in the center.

He added that the raids that were dropped in separate areas in Yemen have been reasons for permanent suffering and are still taking the Yemeni spirits. They are , he continoued, considered death waiting for dozens of children and women ,saying: We are concerned about the the humanitarian catastrophe that Yemen is witnessing because we are in the field contaminated with remnants of aggression.

He pointed out that the communities affected by mines and cluster bombs are being deprived of their inability to return to their areas even though they have become safe. He explained that Quraysh district alone ,since the beginning 2021, has recorded about 90 casualties and the death of 50 livestock.

Safra said: When we talk about a disaster, it is not an illusion, and we have statistics of 2,500 cluster bomb raids without tactical weapons.

He pointed out that there are about 15 types of cluster bombs that the aggression targeted Yemen, which have not been identified and the countries that manufactured them .He indicated that through the field survey of 3 directorates in Al-Jawf governorate, 50,000 farms affected by the remnants of the aggression and cluster bombs were registered.

He stressed that the suffering of the Yemeni people is great and the humanitarian catastrophe is indescribable at the level of cities, farms, water wells, roads and residential neighborhoods polluted with remnants of the US-Saudi-Emirati aggression.

He indicated that the affected area in Al-Matoun District amounted to 5 thousand agricultural hectares, and it was a support and source of livelihood for 4 thousand families there.

He pointed out that it is difficult to obtain detectors and field supplies, as development and other sectors cannot work unless the areas are removed and cleared of debris and cluster bombs.

The Director of the Executive Center for Mine Action appealed to the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs, David Gersley, and international organizations to provide the center’s needs to be able to save the lives of Yemenis, as the aggression countries prevent their entry.

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