European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the airstrike in Dhamar province, Yemen

Brussels, 02/09/2019 - 15:19, UNIQUE ID: 190902_3
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement on the airstrike in Dhamar province, Yemen

On 1 September an airstrike in Yemen's southwestern province of Dhamar claimed dozens of lives and injured many.

The European Union extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, with wishes for a swift recovery to the injured.

This attack, which takes place amidst a new and alarming escalation of fighting across the country, fuels regional tensions and further endangers the prospects of bringing the suffering of millions of Yemenis to an end.

The EU reiterates the need to fully respect international humanitarian and human rights law, in particular with regard to the protection of civilians, and expects all parties to the conflict to engage constructively with the UN Special Envoy on the full implementation of the Stockholm Agreement, including the prisoners' exchange and the understanding on Taiz.

The EU reaffirms its full support to the UN-led process towards a negotiated political solution to the conflict.