The Supreme Council for Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation in Sana’a warned on Thursday against the use of civilians as human shields by Saudi-led coalition forces in Marib city.
The Supreme Council stood in the face of the acceleration of field events in the city of Marib, and the wave of displacement they caused to families.
Statements issued by the Council expressed concern about the escalation of the displacement movement and what these families will suffer after the Saudi coalition and its loyal forces used the civilians as human shields.
The Council expressed its deep regret for the determination of the Islah Party troops and the coalition to use civilians as human shields and not to open safe humanitarian corridors to cross civilians and try to use them as a pressure card before the international community and organizations with the aim of stopping the progress of the Sana’a forces.
The Council held the Saudi coalition and its soldiers criminally responsible, in the event that civilians were subjected to any harm, as a result of using them as human shields by placing them in camps in military areas where clashes take place on the outskirts of the city of Marib.
The Council called on the international community and human rights organizations to intervene to put an end to the practices of the Saudi coalition and its loyal forces to spare civilians and displaced people the scourge and consequences of the battles and not to barricade themselves behind them.
The Council reaffirmed that it is closely following the situation and making all necessary preparations to receive all displaced families from the city of Marib and to provide all the necessary needs for them.