The State of Qatar expressed deep concern about the serious human rights violations and crimes committed against the Yemeni people by all parties involved in the conflict, as well as the failure of the warring parties to abide by international humanitarian law, causing tens of thousands of deaths and injuries, including thousands of children and women.
This came in a speech by the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN and other international organisations ambassador Ali Khalfan al-Mansouri during an interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Yemen in the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council.
Al-Mansouri welcomed the report by a group of eminent international and regional experts on Yemen, calling for lifting of all imposed difficulties and restrictions of access to Yemen to enable them to best fulfil their mandate. He said the situation in Yemen has become aimless, and all military operations taking place in the country have deteriorated dramatically and increased instability in the country and the region.
The report said about 80% of the Yemeni people, more than 24mn people, need humanitarian assistance to survive, al-Mansouri added.
He called on all parties to stop these futile wars as the price is being paid by Yemeni victims and they contribute to the dismantling of its social fabric, the destruction of its institutions and the deterioration of economic and humanitarian conditions.
Al-Mansouri also called on all Yemeni parties to implement the political solution and the outcome of the comprehensive national dialogue which was agreed by political forces and all spectra of the Yemeni people.
He also lauded the efforts of the special envoy of the UN secretary-general to Yemen.
Al-Mansouri also called for an end to the embargoes that prevent humanitarian aid, medicines, water and food, and urged continued efforts to alleviate the human suffering of the Yemeni people. He stressed the importance of achieving accountability and ending impunity for those responsible for violations and crimes committed in Yemen.
He called on the Human Rights Council to provide the necessary support to the experts team, requesting them to submit periodic reports to the council and strengthen their mandate to combat impunity by continuing to gather evidence of alleged violations and protecting them.
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