The Ansar Allah armed group (also known as Houthis) and the Saudi/UAE-led coalition have used explosive weapons extensively in populated areas in Yemen for nearly eight years, as investigated in a new report published by Mwatana for Human Rights and PAX today.
Not a Single Body in One Piece: How Civilian Harm from Explosive Weapons in Yemen Calls for Immediate Action is based on Mwatana’s field investigations between January 2019 and March 2021. The report documents ten incidents of harm resulting from attacks by the Saudi/UAE-led coalition and the Houthis. In all the incidents explosive weapons, most notably unguided artillery projectiles and air-launched missiles, were used in populated areas. What all the incidents have in common is that they show a pattern of grave human harm that goes beyond the direct injuries and deaths, extending to grave psychological suffering, loss of income and loss of homes.