August 30, 2016
International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen announced today (Tuesday) that 250 Yemeni fishermen lost at sea since the conflict began in the country in March 2015.
A spokesman for the Commission in Yemen, Mr. Adnan Hejam, to the news agency (Xinhua) “registered about 250 cases of loss of Yemeni fishermen during practice traditional fishing at sea since the conflict began in Yemen in March 2015”.
Mr. Adnan explained that most of the missing from the coastal province of Hodidah, Yemen, located on the west of the Red Sea, pointing out that the International Committee of the Red Cross is making efforts to help the families to know the fate of those who lost as a result of the current conflict in Yemen.
Hundreds of families in Yemen suffer from the loss of their loved ones since the start of the war in the country, according to a statement of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The statement, which was issued on the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared, which falls on August 30 of each year “in Yemen and with the passage of 18 months on the ongoing conflict searching hundreds of families missing loved ones, the families can not move forward in the search for their loved ones because of the uncertainty of their whereabouts.” .
The statement added that the Red Cross delegation in Yemen “is making efforts to help the families find their loved ones missing in order to enable them to deal with the unknown fate based on their families and move forward in their lives.”
Since the beginning of this year, the Red Cross mission in Yemen with the help of 32 families to know the fate of missing loved ones.
International Committee of the local authorities and all parties to the conflict in Yemen and called for the promotion of their responses, and the establishment of appropriate legal frameworks, and to take the necessary systems and procedures to uncover the fate of the registered missing, and to provide effective support to their families.