International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) in Yemen “strongly” condemned the horrific attacks in Hajjah governorate on Sunday, which killed 23 people, including nine women and 14 children.
“These horrific incidents show that innocent civilians including children continue to pay the price for a conflict in which they have no say,” said the INGOs in a statement released on Thursday.
The group of 17 non-governmental organizations, including Oxfam and Save the Children, also denounced the violence taking place in Hodeida, calling on “on all parties to the conflict to immediately cease hostilities and consider the catastrophic impact this is having on innocent Yemeni civilians.”
The NGOs also called for “immediate and unimpeded access” to be granted so that humanitarian organizations and donor governments can scale up their response and cover the most urgent needs. The group urged “the international community to ensure an independent investigation and to demand that the perpetrators of these crimes are held accountable.”