ICBU Condemns the UAE Bombing of Civilians in the Yemeni Province of Hodeidah, killing 55 civilians and Wounding 170 others

Aug 04 2018
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ICBU Condemns the UAE Bombing of Civilians in the Yemeni Province of Hodeidah, killing 55 civilians and Wounding 170 others

The International Campaign to Boycott Uae (ICBU) condemned the brutal and violent bombing carried out by the UAE Air Force on the Yemeni province of Hodeidah, which killed 55 Yemeni civilians, including three children and three women, and injured more than 170 others. The campaign considered the bombing of civilians, children, women and men in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah as a full-scale war crime.

The UAE regime must be held accountable for its crimes against unarmed Yemeni civilians. About 3,000 Yemeni children flee daily from the coastal city of Hodeida as fighting between coalition forces and Houthis continues, Save the Children International said in a statement on Thursday that 6238 people, half of them children leave Hodeidah on a daily basis on average, but their journey to safer areas is risky.

Families were often forced to walk in minefields, be subjected to air strikes and cross areas of combat during an attempt to flee Hodeidah. Hundreds of residents of the city of Hodeidah were killed and wounded as they fled the heavy shelling by the UAE forces on the city and the rest of the West Coast cities, and those who managed to survive and fled to the south, the militias loyal to Abu Dhabi, especially in Aden, waiting for acts of abuse and the practice of racism instead of providing shelter and food, while the UAE claims to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on relief work in Yemen, and that the attack on Hodeidah comes within the framework of relief effort And humanitarian of Abu Dhabi in this country.

ICBU said that the international community, human rights institutions and UN institutions should intervene to stop human rights violations committed by the United Arab Emirates in Yemen and its financing of terrorism. The boycott campaign also called on companies, banks and international institutions to boycott the UAE economically because of its continued funding of terrorism and human rights violations inYemen and to force authorities in Abu Dhabi to respect human rights.

The boycott campaign aims to isolate the UAE economically and politically because of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as the war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights. The UAE is a centre of modern slavery and today it is one of the leading countries in the field of human trafficking. UAE still supports terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East and East African countries.