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Yemen: Women demand an end to the war outside UN HQ on Women’s Day01:08

Yemen: Women demand an end to the war outside UN HQ on Women’s Day

Yemen, Sanaa
March 8, 2017 at 12:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of women staged a protest demanding an end to the war outside the United Nations headquarters Sanaa, to coincide with International Women's Day on Wednesday.

The women demanded the lifting of the de-facto blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition and held signs calling on local and international organizations to stand by the Yemeni people and help provide for their food and medical needs.

"We came out today to send a message to the world" said Yemeni human rights activist Mason Iryani, "let the Yemeni people live. Yemeni women have suffered enough."

Yemen is suffering a humanitarian crisis as the two year conflict continues between a Saudi-led pro-government coalition and Houthi rebels who forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee the country in 2015.

Yemen: Women demand an end to the war outside UN HQ on Women’s Day01:08
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Dozens of women staged a protest demanding an end to the war outside the United Nations headquarters Sanaa, to coincide with International Women's Day on Wednesday.

The women demanded the lifting of the de-facto blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition and held signs calling on local and international organizations to stand by the Yemeni people and help provide for their food and medical needs.

"We came out today to send a message to the world" said Yemeni human rights activist Mason Iryani, "let the Yemeni people live. Yemeni women have suffered enough."

Yemen is suffering a humanitarian crisis as the two year conflict continues between a Saudi-led pro-government coalition and Houthi rebels who forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee the country in 2015.

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