A statement of condemnation regarding the fire of the African Immigration Detention Center in Sana’a

أضيف بتاريخ: 10 - 03 - 2021

The Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief followed with regret what African migrants, most of them Ethiopians, were exposed to, as a result of the fire that broke out in a detention center in the capital, Sana’a, supervised by the Houthi troops, and caused hundreds of deaths and injuries, according to the reports of the International Organization for Migration.
The BCHR condemns in all the strongest terms this “horrific” crime against African refugees, and considers what happened as a dangerous precedent in dealing with a group whose human rights were guaranteed by religious legislation and international laws.
This criminal act is inconsistent with the divine customs and religions, and represents a flagrant violation of charters, conventions and international human rights law.
The BCHR calls on the international community and human rights organizations to condemn this crime, and demands work to provide all forms of protection for refugees from military, political, physical and sexual exploitation, especially in light of the war in the country.
The BCHR, standing against this brutal crime with great indignation, extends its deepest condolences to the victims’ families, and calls for facilitating humanitarian access, providing treatment for those affected and providing their
urgent needs
Issued by the BCHR
Wednesday – 10 March 2021