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Yemen appeals for ceasing the Houthis attacks and protecting Refugees in Marib

Severe confrontations launched by Houthis against Yemen’s oil-rich Marib governorate is in the fourth week on Saturday, as the Iran-backed militia rejecting the international and UN appeals to stop hostilities there.

Houthis ignored appeals by Yemeni internationally recognized government and human rights organizations and keep to shot fire ballistic missiles against Marib, while about two million Yemenis sought refuge from the intense violence in the war-ravaged country.

Indeed, sources informed Asharq Al-Awsat that Houthis, about the last 20 days, have lost almost 2,500 fighters across battlefronts west, south and northwest of Marib.

Local sources in Houthi-run Sanaa stated that Houthi leaders are increasing employment campaigns in areas under their control to secure sufficient support for their attacks in Marib.

Furthermore, Houthis, particularly their lead Abdul-Malik Badreddine al-Houthi, refused talking about the ceasefire, alleging that their aggressive in Marib is to control the governorate’s oil and gas.

Sometimes, Houthis defend their violence by divine obligation to fight off the US and Israel, and about the risks of the humanitarian catastrophe that is threatening the lives of Yemenis in Marib, the Yemeni Foreign Ministry published an official statement in which calling human relief organizations to take their responsibility in saving the lives of civilians and refugees in the governorate.

The ministry stated about Yemenis in Marib: They face the repercussions of the Houthi terrorist war machine. It also affirmed that Marib proposed refuge to more than two million displaced people who escaped Houthi oppression.

Moreover, the governorate and since the beginning of February, has been exposed to the largest and severest Houthi assaults with the use of all kinds of weaponry, including drones and ballistic missiles.

On his part, Yemen’s information minister, alerted of an imminent humanitarian crisis in Marib that cannot be contained because to continued aggressive by the Iran-backed Houthi militia.

Minister Moammar al-Eryani informed the country’s state news agency Saba that the governorate contains the highest number of refugee families, who have been displaced because of the continuing Houthi violence.

Eryani also stated that Marib welcomed more than two million refugees who have established there since the war broke out, adding they make up 60 % of refugees in the country. Those refugees represent 7.5 % of the total population in Yemen. The minister was quoting a report on from the Executive Unit for IDPs Camps Management that was published on Friday.

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