International organization: Quarter million displaced and nearly 2,000 dead since the signing of the Stockholm Accord

International organization: Quarter million displaced and nearly 2,000 dead since the signing of the Stockholm Accord


According to the Norwegian Refugee Council, 1750 civilians have been killed in Yemen since the conclusion of the Stockholm accord, and thousands of citizens have been forced to flee their homes, although the ceasefire has been in effect for six months.

"The Stockholm Accord" is not worthy of the written paper, if the warring parties do not immediately stop the ongoing hostilities, says Mohamed Abdi, regional director of the Human Rights Council in Yemen, "the council said in a statement “read by al-Masdar online”.

The Council stressed that the Stockholm accord "sent hope to the exhausted and hungry population, but not all points of agreement were implemented, despite the passage of six months."

He explained that 255 thousand Yemenis (a quarter of a million) were forced to flee their homes, while 26,000 people lost their homes, and more than 20 people--most of them children--were killed and injured by landmines compared to what they were before the ceasefire agreement was signed.

In its statement, the Council pointed to the obstacles impeding the delivery of assistance to the needy population, which has become more difficult"more than five million Yemenis have not received sufficient assistance, since April, one of the main roads between Aden in the south and the capital Sana'a in the north was closed because of the ongoing war."

"We risk reducing Yemen's chance to end the four-year war and turn into another failed peace attempt," said the regional director of the Human Rights Council in Yemen.

"The time has come for the warring parties and their international supporters to bear responsibility for the civilian population suffering in Yemen and to stop immediately killing civilians," he said.

In a press dialogue yesterday, Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdul Malik said that the Stockholm accord had given the Houthis more time to booby trap Hodeidah and turn it into a ticking boom.

The United Nations Security Council confirmed today its confidence in the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffith, describing the unilateral redeployment of the Houthis in the ports of Hodeidah to positive progress, despite the government's reservation and the provision of the UN, guarantees for the re-implementation of the agreement according to the three terms of reference, and to achieve triple control. According to the Yemeni presidency last night.


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