Crimes and Violations

Houthi landmine kills 5 civilians from the same family, including 2 children

Republican Yemen

Five civilians, including two children, were killed on Wednesday in an explosion of landmine laid by the Houthis in the port city of Hudaydah, west of Yemen.

According to local sources, the victims were on a vehicle when a landmine went off near Al Gharasi roundabout in Al Hali district, east of Hudaydah city.

The UN Mission to Support Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) condemned the incident affirming that it “demonstrates yet again, the tragic toll of the conflict on Hudaydah’s local population.

“UNMHA has repeatedly reiterated the urgency of advancing mine action to protect civilians against the recurring and devastating scourge of explosive remnants of war,” the UN Mission said on Twitter, adding that it “expresses its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones and wishes the injured a full and speedy recovery.”

The UNMHA is a Special Political Mission established by the UN to support the implementation of the Hudaydah Agreement, a ceasefire truce signed by the Houthis and the Yemeni government in Stockholm in late 2018 when pro-government forces were close to entering the port city of Hudaydah.

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