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Il blocco saudita si allenta: l’aeroporto di Sanaa torna operativo per aerei civili e dell’ONU

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Il blocco saudita imposto allo Yemen sembra distendersi con la riapertura dell’aeroporto di Sanaa e la ripresa dei voli dell’ONU.

Lo scorso mercoledì 22 Novembre l’aeroporto internazionale della citta di Sanaa è tornato operativo dopo una sospensione del suo regolare funzionamento iniziata il 6 Novembre con un blocco navale, terrestre e areo imposto dall’Arabia saudita come risposta al missile lanciato dai ribelli.
Secondo quanto riportato dall’agenzia di stampa yemenita (SABA) il direttore generale dell’aeroporto, Khalid Al-Shayef, ha comunicato che due aerei sono atterrati nell’aeroporto. Il primo aereo del Comitato Internazionale della Croce Rossa con a bordo dei volontari e aiuti umanitari per la popolazione; il secondo invece è un aereo russo dal quale è sceso il nuovo gruppo diplomatico russo dell’ambasciata della Federazione Russa a Sanaa.

Il direttore generale ha specificato che l’aeroporto di Sanaa è nuovamente pronto ad accettare tutti i voli in accordo con le normative internazionali e con l’Organizzazione Internazionale dell’Aviazione Civile (ICAO). Ha aggiunto inoltre che l’arrivo di questi due aerei è un chiaro segnale per il mondo del fatto che l’aeroporto di Sanaa è attivo per un utilizzo civile in linea con gli standard e le condizioni accettate al livello internazionale.

Nel contempo le pressioni operate dall’ONU nei confronti dell’Arabia Saudita per la sospensione del blocco non sono rimaste inascoltate: sono stati riattivati i voli dei passeggeri dell’ONU dalla capitale della Giordania, Amman, alla città di Sanaa.

Il portavoce dell’agenzia di coordinazione degli aiuti umanitari delle Nazioni Unite (OCHA), Jens Laerke ha annunciato venerdì 24 Novembre che i voli riprenderanno il giorno successivo e che questa decisione potrebbe essere seguita da quella di autorizzare anche voli dal Gibuti a Sanaa.

Laerke ha anche aggiunto che “un volo da Amman a Sanaa non andrà a cambiare la situazione generale” e che “ciè che davvero conta è che la riattivazione di questi voli diventi sostenibile e che, in secondo luogo, possiamo avere accesso ai porti di Hodeida e Saleef sia per gli aiuti umanitari che per le importazioni commerciali”.

Il blocco saudita nei confronti dello Yemen persiste causando sempre più morti

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Dopo undici giorni dal lancio del missile diretto a Riyadh da parte dei ribelli Houti, lo Yemen sta ancora subendo un blocco navale, terrestre e aereo che impedisce l’entrata nel paese di aiuti umanitari per far fronte ai sempre più gravi problemi che la popolazione, tra cui molti bambini, sta ingiustamente sopportando.

Sebbene lunedì L’Arabia Saudita avesse annunciato la riapertura delle vie aree e navali per accedere allo Yemen ad oggi ufficiali yemeniti riferiscono che il porto di Hudaida, punto più importante per la raccolta di aiuti, non è stato aperto. Il blocco sembra dunque persistere nonostante i reclami fatti da parte di diverse organizzazioni internazionali riguardo la disastrosa situazione umanitaria.

Secondo l’organizzazione non governativa Save The Children non meno di 130 bambini muoiono ogni giorno in Yemen a causa di malnutrizione e malattie evitabili. L’ONG ha messo in guardia l’Arabia Saudita sui rischi che questo blocco sta causando e sulla possibilità che essi si moltiplichino nel caso in cui il blocco persista e gli aiuti umanitari non raggiungano il paese.

Le prospettive future sono infatti sconcertanti: ci si aspetta che entro la fine dell’anno 10.000 bambini moriranno per fame e malattie nelle province di Hudaydah e Ta’izza. Il direttore di Save The Children in Yemen ha dichiarato. “these deaths are as senseless as they are preventable. They mean more than a hundred mothers grieving for the death of a child, day after day”.

L’ONG citata non è l’unica organizzazione internazionale a denunciare le atrocità in atto nella popolazione yemenita. Anche tre agenzie ONU, la FAO, l’UNICEF e la WHO, hanno pubblicamente chiesto all’Arabia Saudita di intervenire in favore della rimozione del blocco. Le tre agenzie segnalano che 3.2 milioni di persone rischiano seriamente la carestia mentre un milione di bambini sarebbe a rischio per una epidemia di difterite. Ciò su cui convengono le organizzazioni e su cui viene accusata l’Arabia Saudita, è l’insensatezza di queste morti di civili e il fatto che molte di queste sarebbero evitabili con facilità se solo il paese avesse accesso agli aiuti umanitari.

Houthis "forbid" UN envoy's return to Sanaa

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Al-Samad, head of houthis leader, has affirmed it is forbidden to UN envoy Ahmed to come back to Sanaa, indeed UN must choose another envoy, who is respectful of Yemeni people. This statement has been followed after the important and relevant incident, which involved Ahmed during the trip to Sanaa. This declaration was considered as a principle of tensions between warring parties and it was considered as a damage to his efforts to peace. UN Envoy, Ahmed, was condemned of not being neutral as he is supposed to be and also not being respectful of UN resolutions. This is not the first attack personally direct to UN envoy. In fact, it is important observing there was a huge manifestation after shooting to UN envoy convoy. His operation to guarantee a discussion table  between warring parties failed.

 

 

Serbia and UN ink Development Partnership Framework

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The Development Partnership Framework between the Serbian government and the UN Country Team for the period from 2016 to 2020 has been signed in Belgrade. The document was inked by First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia Karla Robin Hershey. The Development Partnership Framework is “fully aligned with the national development priorities of the Serbian government, as well as with the process of pre-accession negotiations between Serbia and the European Union and the UN Agenda for sustainable development by 2030”. The estimated value of the program of activities for a five-year period covered by the Development Partnership Framework amounts to USD 170 million. Dacic said he hoped that through the joint work of Serbian ministries, offices and agencies of the UN system, the Development Partnership Framework will be successfully put into practice, in the interest of all citizens of Serbia.

Civilians Bear Brunt As Fresh Syria Strikes Kill 35, Says UN

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A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and a monitoring group reported Friday, the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating attacks against the Islamic State group in the country. “The same civilians who are suffering indiscriminate shelling and summary executions by ISIL, are also falling victim to the escalating airstrikes, particularly in the northeastern governorates of” Raqqa and Deir el-Zour, al-Hussein said in a statement from Geneva, using another acronym for IS. “Unfortunately, scant attention is being paid by the outside world to the appalling predicament of the civilians trapped in these areas”. In the meantime, The U.S.-led coalition also announced on Friday that a U.S. service member has died in northern Syria. A statement said the serviceman died of injuries sustained “during a vehicle roll-over”. It was not immediately clear whether the incident was related to a combat situation. No further details were made available.

KRG official says U.N. officially informed about Kurdistan referendum

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Dindar Zebari, head of the Kurdistan Region Government’s High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to International Reports, said  that the U.N. Security Council had officially been informed about the intention to hold a referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region this year. Zebari told the official website of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) that the “[United Nations] will be a part of the mechanism set to oversee upcoming elections”, including the referendum. Recent discussions over a referendum in the U.N. Security Council means that U.N. officials have officially been told that a referendum to decide the fate of the Kurdistan Region would be held, he said. “Speeches by the United Nations Envoy to Iraq, who said that Barzani informed them that the region will hold a referendum, shows that an official channel [the U.N.] has been informed [along with] the International Security Council as the political and legal side, about the region’s intention to hold a referendum which no one can stand against”, he added. The United Nations Envoy to Iraq said on May 22 that Kurdistan Region senior officials intend to hold the referendum this year. In a briefing to the U.N. Security Council, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General (SRSG) for Iraq, Jan Kubis, said Kurdish senior officials have shown their intention to hold a referendum on the region’s future later in 2017. Kubis added that Kurdish officials had indicated their aim was to “show the world the will of the people” on the status of Kurdistan rather than to declare independence immediately.

The United Nations Committee against Torture of Bahrain

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The United Nations Committee against Torture on Friday called on Bahrain to release prominent activist Nabeel Rajab from more than nine months of solitary confinement and investigate widespread allegations of ill-treatment and torture of detainees. Bahrain’s mainly Shiite Muslim-led opposition has faced a government crackdown since last year in the  Persian Gulf kingdom. The Western-allied government closed down the main opposition al-Wefaq group, arrested Rajab and revoked the citizenship of Shiite spiritual leader Ayatollah Isa Qassim. The United Nations panel, composed of 10 independent experts, conducted its first review of Bahrain’s record in five years at a session ending on Friday, Reuters reported. Abdulla Faisal Aldosari, the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs who led Bahrain’s delegation, said it faced national security challenges but was acting on torture complaints. So far 52 cases had been brought to criminal courts in which 101 suspects had been found guilty of torture, he said. The UN experts, in their findings, urged authorities to “put an end to the solitary confinement of Mr. Nabeel Rajab and ensure that he is provided with adequate medical assistance and redress”. His solitary confinement “is reported to have exceeded nine months during which he has been denied adequate medical care”. The UN experts cited “continued, numerous and consistent allegations of widespread torture and ill-treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in all places of detention” in Bahrain. A “climate of impunity” seemed to be prevailing, with few convictions and light sentences, they said. The panel voiced concern at reports of coerced confessions obtained under torture, including those of three men executed in January and two men facing the death penalty, Mohammed Ramadhan and Hussain Ali Moosa. The panel suggested that the latter be retried. It also said that Bahrain should ensure that people arrested on criminal charges, including under the terror act, be brought before a judge within 48 hours. Authorities should also consider repealing provisions that allow civilians to be tried in military courts and improve conditions, especially in Jaw prison where inmates rioted in January.

 

OSCE Behind ‘Greater Albania’ Project?

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Serbian Prime Minister and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic commented on the recent remarks of former head of the OSCE verification mission in Kosovo William Walker; “Serbia will in every place and at every level present this as the ultimate proof that Walker’s goal was never to protect human rights in Kosovo but to fight against Serbia and for the creation of the ‘Greater Albania’”. Slavka Kojic, Serbian expert on international legal activity, told Sputnik that Walker’s remarks come as a serious blow to the international order based on the UN charter and an urged for re-consideration of borders of the UN member states. She added that she is convinced that Walker has been speaking on his own behalf and not on behalf of any state or any international entity, however his remark is not any less dangerous.

Serbia to turn to UN over Walker's statement

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Belgrade will address the UN because of a statement made by the former head of the OSCE verification mission in Kosovo. This comes after reports that William Walker spoke about his work on a project of creating the Greater Albania. Walker is known for heading the OSCE “verification mission” in the Kosovo, whose activities and reports during 1998 and 1999 influenced the public opinion abroad in favor of launching a war against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Earlier that year the bodies of 45 Albanians were discovered in the village of Racak and the Walker-led OSCE mission accused Serbian security forces for killing them without presenting any evidence – although it was never determined whether the victims were in fact civilians. Reports coming from the Serbian side said that Albanian terrorists – members of the KLA – were the ones killed in Racak, but in the West, the event was qualified as a crime against civilians, used as an excuse to launch NATO’s bombing of Serbia. According to the Minister without portfolio, Jadranka Jankovic, who is in charge of EU integration, Walker’s statement is proof that the Greater Albania project is not merely flirted with at election time, but is instead “something that exists and is not only Serbia’s problem. It includes the territory of several countries in the Balkans, and I think all of us need to be concerned”.

Arabia donates $ 150 million at Yemen aid Conference.

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Because of the war between the Houthi militias, aligned with Iran, and Saudi Arabia, Yemen is having a deep and dramatic humanitarian situation. First of all, they don’t have necessary instruments and needs in order to feed their children and most of them are about to die without essential sanitarian assistance. During the Yemen Aid Conference, held in Geneva on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia donated about 150 $Million in order to implement the cures and assistances to people. Most of people in Yemen are dying due to the war, but many of them also for the declared status of famine in the country. Because of this situation, UN and OXFAM are trying to find other donators in order to solve this problem and give some supports and efforts to Yemen.

 

 

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