In conjunction with International Women Day; Abductees Mothers Association statement in Marib calling for cease fire and peace.

As Yemenis look forward to ending the war and building complete peace that protect civilians and their rights, the armed conflicts intensify resulting in derailing the case of abductees and detainees. This case is the only part of agreements that has made tangible process.

Thus, we return to the life of terror and displacement. 

Abductees’ Mothers Association has monitored 4 prisons in Marib, in which 550 men and 13 women are held, as well as 19 civilians and war prisoners. They have all become in danger since the city is repeatedly targeted by ballistic missiles.

The danger has extended to unarmed civilians, including women and children, who are mainly refugees.

The report of Eminent Experts stated that the latest escalation against Marib has led to the displacement of 54500 persons. Furthermore, the association has, previously, documented that 320 released abductees have been exiled to Marib, due to the prisoners’ swap deals, or left their hometowns fearing the danger of abduction again, and currently live there with their families. 

At Abductees’ Mothers Association, we live the constant horrors of armed conflicts near Marib City and the bombing of ballistic missiles threatening the lives of civilians.

Thus, on this exceptional day celebrating International Women’s Day, we urge you to stop the war and build fair and complete peace for all civilians. 

We call upon the international community, mainly the UN, its Special Envoy and peace-fostering countries, to mount the necessary pressure in order to stop the war and build peace to fulfill its duties by protecting civilians and detainees.