2023-04-21 14:13:28

Yemen: Deadly Stampede at Charity Event Illustrates Desperation in Nation Devastated by Years of War

In Yemen, at least 79 people were killed and over 300 injured in a stampede on Wednesday in the capital city of Sana’a. The crowd crush began after armed Houthis fired into the air to control the crowd, striking electrical equipment and causing it to explode. The tragic deaths come as Yemen continues to face one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises following years of fighting between U.S.-backed Saudi forces and the Houthi rebels. While a ceasefire began a year ago, no agreement has been reached yet on making it permanent. We speak to Ali Jameel, the accountability and redress director of Mwatana for Human Rights, a group based in Yemen.

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