By 2023, 21.6 million people will require some form of humanitarian assistance, while 80 per cent of the country’s population struggles to access food, clean water and adequate health services. Multiple emergencies have hit the country: violent conflict, economic blockade, currency collapse, natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic
As Yemen is defining its future, it is important that human rights, especially, the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief is front and centre and presented by those committed to those aims, not least individuals from discriminated religious beliefs.
The eminent experts here present, that I will introduce to you, will address several issues related to human rights violations in Yemen perpetrated by the Houtis. The purpose is to enlighten us and more important, to alert international bodies on the unbearable humanitarian disaster that has been taking place since 2014 in Yemen, and which makes this country and its people one of the most damaged of the century.