The Syrian Coalition appeals to the United Nations and Yemen’s neighboring countries, especially Saudi Arabia, for securing a safe and immediate exit for over 10,000 Syrians trapped in Yemen, especially in the cities of Sana, Taiz, Ibb and Hodeidah.
Member of the political committee Noura al-Ameer said that with the announcement of the end of Storm of Resolve operation, Syrians stranded in Yemen fear a backlash from the Iranian-backed Houthi militias, as it is reported that the Assad regime has handed over lists of Syrian activists in Yemen to these militias.
She expresses surprise at the United Nations’ lukewarm response to the plight of Syrians currently trapped in Yemen, noting that UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has not yet taken any measures to aid the Syrians in Yemen.
Al Ameer however hails the positions of Saudi Arabia for taking in Syrians stranded on its border with Yemen and for providing them with all forms of assistance they need. She also emphasizes the effective Saudi role in saving the Syrians in Yemen, especially with escalating fears for the fate of women, children, the elderly and the sick amid chaos and lack of security and services and the difficulty of moving. (Source: Syrian Coalition)