weekly newsletter of the Yemeni embassy in Berlin 23.9.2019

Embassy of the Republic of Yemen


Weekly Media Summary

Sep , 23 , 2019


Government: developments in south require transparent review

Yemen’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York Abdullah Al-Saadai said the recent armed rebellion by the UAE-backed southern transitional council in the interim capital Aden and some southern provinces requires a serious position and transparent review to overcome the crisis and its impacts.

The latest developments in the south were a deviation from the main goal of the coalition which was to end the coup of the Iran-backed Houthi militia, he said in his speech to the United Nations Security Council, pointing to the government’s efforts to find a political solution based on the Gulf Initiative and its implementation mechanism, the outcomes of the national dialog conference and relative UN resolutions.

Foreign and finance ministers and CBY governor appointed

President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi issued republican decrees appointing Mohammed Al-Hadhrami as foreign minister, SalehSaleh bin Breik as finance minister and Ahmed Ubaid Al-Fadhli as governor of the Central Bank of Yemen.


170 detainees die from torture inside Houthi prisons

170 detainees including 9 children, 2 women and 6 elderly men died from torture inside jails of the Houthi coup militia, the Yemeni coalition for monitoring human rights violations revealed.

On the sidelines of the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the coalition said it documented 455 cases of torture between 2014 and 2018, with 295 cases in the capital Sanaa, 86 cases in Sanaa province and 74 cases in Ibb province.

Militia kills 18 civilians

At least 19 civilians including 7 children, 3 women and 8 elderly men, were killed in artillery attacks by the Houthi militia on residential areas, roads and markets in the provinces of Taiz, Hodeidah, Baydaan and Dhale during the period from 1 September to 19 September.

9 civilians, including 3 children- 2 in Taiz and Hodeidah, sustained serious injuries including amputation of parts of children’s bodies.

Houthi militia commits 1.039 violations in week

The Iran-backed Houthi militia committed 1.039 violations against civilians in provinces under its control during the second week of this month, a human rights report revealed.

 The report by the Yemeni network for human rights said the network documented 43 killings, including of 6 women and 12 children, adding that some killings occurred as a result of explosions of weapons depots and explosions of landmines laid in populated areas.

Saudi Arabia: we support Yemen without bias

Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, advisor to the Saudi Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, affirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides humanitarian aid to Yemen transparently and without bias despite challenges facing the humanitarian work in the country.

During meetings with US officials, he said the total Saudi aid to Yemen during the period from 13th May 2015 until now has reached $14.5 billion through 368 projects that have covered all Yemeni regions without exceptions.