From the field - Need for greater access to victims in Northern Yemen

Need for greater access to victims in Northern Yemen - Photo courtesy of Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

Need for greater access to victims in Northern Yemen - Photo courtesy of Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

While there are hopeful signs of political progress in Sana'a, fighting continues unabated in Saada Governorate in the north of the country. 

Eric Marclay, head of the ICRC in Yemen, is particularly concerned about the humanitarian situation prevailing in and around Saada.

ICRC teams have for over a month sought access to Dammaj, a village near Saada, where over 10,000 civilians are in urgent need of food and medical supplies. Mr. Marclay calls on all parties active in and near Saada to grant the ICRC immediate access to the area. 

Other parts of Yemen continue to be affected by conflict and violence. Our teams in southern Yemen, in Taiz and Abyan in particular, continue to expand their action and assist thousands of persons displaced by the violence.

Anti-government protesters in Damt, southern province of Dhalea - Courtesy of Reuters/Stringer