The report of the Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms revealed that 2,451 crimes of violation and human and material damage were recorded against the civilian population and public and private properties in the Al-Abdiyyah District, Marib Governorate, during the period from September 23 to October 13.
According to the report, which bears the name “Slavery between Killing and Siege”, more than 35,000 people in the Abdiya district suffer from a suffocating siege imposed by the Houthi militia after the loss of many medical services, and the deterioration of the humanitarian living situation.
The report indicated that the Houthi militia’s indiscriminate bombing of populated areas in the Abdiya district, with ballistic missiles and drones, as well as mortars, howitzers, tank shells, and heavy and medium weapons, resulted in the killing of 9 civilians, including women and children, in addition to the injury of 123 civilians, including 38 women and 15 children, with injuries. Different in the body between severe, moderate and mitigating injuries.
The report added that 400 houses were destroyed and damaged, as well as the destruction of about 182 farms belonging to citizens, and 6 agricultural water pumps, and more than 320 vehicles and 6 ambulances were damaged.
The report pointed out that the directorate is suffering from a shortage and shortage in all basic requirements, especially food and medicine, as a result of the militia’s suffocating siege.
According to the statistics contained in the report, the Houthi militia has launched extensive arrests of everyone who belongs to the Abdiya district, where the team has recorded more than 980 cases of arrests and enforced disappearances since the beginning of 2017, and until this October, most of them are still in the militia’s prisons.
The report noted that at least 9,827 children in Abdiya suffer from malnutrition, of whom 2,465 suffer from acute malnutrition, while 3,451 women need health care, while this siege deprives 407 chronic diseases of treatment and makes them struggle with death.
The Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms confirmed that these crimes committed by the militia against the people of the Abdiya district amount to war crimes against humanity, amounting to genocide.
She called on all international, local and regional organizations, all activists, media professionals, the media and the international community to exercise all means of pressure to lift the suffocating siege on the people of the Abdiya district and to remove the mines planted by the Houthi militia at the entrances and exits of the district.