ANSAR ALLAH/HOUTHI MOVEMENT
On March 25, Saudi Arabia claimed that it had intercepted seven Houthi missiles targeting four cities in Saudi Arabia, including RIyadh. At least one civilian is said to have died in the attack. This would violate IHL Chapter 3.
An IRC report found that the Saudi-led coalition is violating citizens’ basic right to healthcare and the right to life. The Saudi-led coalition has allowed the decline of the government’s health care services, and blockades have rendered the import of medicine and vaccines complicated and costly. “This is a violation of international humanitarian law and indefensible,” said David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee.
US drone strikes killed a 13-year old boy and other Yemeni civilians in March, The Intercept reports. According to local sources, three separate drone strikes in Hadhramawt province over the course of the week led to eight civilian deaths. “All the victims were of displaced families who had nothing to do with terrorism and are living under difficult conditions in tents,” said Baraa Shiban, a Reprieve caseworker. This violates IHL Chapter 6.
On March 13, SAM reported on IHL violations against journalists by multiple parties: the Houthi militias, the Security Belt forces in Aden, which is supervised by the UAE, and the Hadi government. The organization pointed to a noticeable rise in attacks on media offices over the past two months. This violates IHL Customary Law Rule 34.