Activists denounce Saudi abuses against internally displaced refugees

Activists denounce Saudi abuses against internally displaced refugees

Activists have on Monday circulated pictures showing the suffering of displaced refugees in Ma’rib province, as a result of the Saudi-led coalition forces preventing them from leaving their camps.

The photos showed the great suffering of the internally displaced people (IDPs) due to the approaching battles towards them in the safe areas east of the city of Ma’rib.

The activists called on international humanitarian organisations to intervene quickly in order to put pressure on the coalition forces to allow IDPs to leave the camps and move to safe areas.

Earlier in the day, local sources in the city of Ma’rib reported that the coalition forces stationed inside the IDP camps in Al-Suwaida area, north of Ma’rib city, bombed the sites of Yemeni forces with Katyusha rockets.

The sources also indicated on Sunday evening that the coalition forces prevented the displaced from leaving the IDP camps, which were turned into military barracks by coalition forces and Al-Qaeda operatives.

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