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UN Yemen envoy condemns Houthi attack on children in Taiz

A Houthi attack in Taiz killed one child and injured 10 others despite the truce in Yemen. (File/AFP)
A Houthi attack in Taiz killed one child and injured 10 others despite the truce in Yemen. (File/AFP)
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25 Jul 2022 01:07:50 GMT9
25 Jul 2022 01:07:50 GMT9
  • Houthi attack in Taiz killed one child and injured 10 others
  • Grundberg: The killing and injuring of children is particularly reprehensible

Arab News

LONDON: The UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg condemned on Sunday a Houthi attack that hit a residential neighborhood in Taiz that killed a child and injured 10 others.

The Houthi attack injured 11 boys and girls, mostly under the age of 10, and one of the boys later died of his injuries. Some of the children are in critical condition.

“The warring parties have obligations under international law to protect civilians. The killing and injuring of children is particularly reprehensible,” Grundberg said.

He expressed his alarm at the attack considering it took place during a truce in the country which first came into effect in April and was then extended after an initial two-month period.

“The people of Taiz have suffered immensely through seven years of war, and they, too, need the truce to deliver for them in all its aspects,” the UN envoy said.

“I will continue engaging the parties to renew and expand the truce, and to ensure that Yemenis nationwide experience the protection, greater freedom of movement, and hope that it is meant to provide,” he added.

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