Yemen – Airstrikes in Hajjah (April 22)

France deplores the heavy toll of the airstrikes on April 22 in Hajjah province, northwest of Sanaa, which left at least 30 dead and many injured.

It calls on all the parties to abide by international humanitarian law, which prohibits military actions against civilians and civilian infrastructures and requires warring parties to take all necessary precautions in this regard in conducting their operations. It is also incumbent upon the parties to guarantee secure, full, and unhindered access to populations in need.

Only a political solution will be able to stop the ongoing deterioration in the security and humanitarian situation in Yemen. In this regard, we reiterate our support for the efforts of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths.