We are deeply shocked by the death of Hanna Lahoud, a member of the humanitarian community who gave his life delivering assistance to people in dire need of aid. “As a very close knit international community, we are all saddened by the death of our colleague, Hanna,“ said Shane Stevenson, Country Director of Oxfam in Yemen. We are appalled by this brutal attack on a fellow humanitarian who gave his life working to help others in need.
- Aid workers need security and protection to deliver life-saving aid, and we remain committed to the cause for which Hanna gave his life.
Humanitarian organisations in Yemen work in accordance with humanitarian principles of humanity, independence, neutrality and impartiality to deliver aid to populations affected by violent conflict. INGOs in Yemen call on all parties to the conflict, authorities in Yemen and the international community to take concrete steps that guarantee the protection of humanitarian personnel and materials, as is provided for under International Humanitarian Law.