DUBAI: Yemen’s defense minister Lieutenant-General Mohsen Al-Daeri has praised the humanitarian efforts the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has undertaken in the conflict-ridden country.
The ICRC, in partnership with the Yemeni Red Crescent Society and other movement partners, has worked to alleviate the suffering of affected communities in the years-long conflict by providing aid to people in need.
Thousands of civilians have been killed, with an estimated 4.3 million others fleeing their homes since the war between the Houthis and Yemeni government forces erupted.
ICRC maintains 22 branches across the country for its humanitarian interventions.
Yemen suffered for eight years due to breaches of various truces by the Houthis, the last of which was in the governorate of Taiz, Al-Daeri said in a report from state news agency Saba.