Yemeni patients protest against Saudi blockade of medical flights from Sana’a International Airport

Yemeni patients protest against Saudi blockade of medical flights from Sana’a International Airport

Patients in need to of medical treatment abroad have organised a protest on Sunday, at Sana’a International Airport, condemning its arbitrarily closure by the US-Saudi aggression.

In a statement release by the protest, the humanitarian campaign called on the free world and all international organisations to pressure the Saudi-led aggression to open Sana’a Airport, at least for patients.

They are reminding the world that Sana’a Airport is a civilian airport, and international laws and norms do not allow its closure.

“What Saudis are doing is a war crime in which the world participants with its silence.”

For his part, the head of the Supreme Medical Committee, Dr. Mutahar Al-Darwish, confirmed that Sana’a International Airport is a vital artery for 120,000 patients who cannot be treated in Yemen and cannot travel through land border crossings. He indicated that the Humanitarian Medical Air Bridge project was stalled and hundreds of patients have already died while waiting.

The Director General of Sana’a International Airport, Khaled Al-Shayef, confirmed that Sana’a Airport is ready to operate flights. He pointed out that the United Nations is complicit by de facto allowing Sana’a Airport to be closed to Yemenis.

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