Yemen: August to September 2019 ICRC activities
In August and September, the International Committee of the Red Cross maintained the implementation of its various activities in the realm of health care, physical rehabilitation, economic security, detention, water provision and protection of the civilian population.
Acting as a neutral intermediary, the ICRC facilitated the unilateral release of 290 detainees by the National Committee for Prisoner’s Affairs in Sana’a. This is a welcome initiative that brought much relief and comfort to families waiting to be reunited with their loved ones in hopes that further releases occur. The ICRC views such initiatives as important contributors to confidence building measures that will hopefully culminate into a political solution that ends the military conflict.