Yemen_Rocky area with one makeshift home in the middle
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INGOs condemn killing of humanitarian staff in Yemen and stand in solidarity with WFP

July 24, 2023 - We, the 27 undersigned international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) working in Yemen, are shocked and appalled by the murder of the World Food Programme (WFP) staff member - Moayad Hameidi - who was shot and killed in Al-Turbah, Taiz governorate. The killing of the WFP staff member is a terrible tragedy.

Moayad Hameidi was a dedicated humanitarian worker who was deployed to Yemen to support in providing food assistance to millions of Yemenis who are in desperate need. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

We stand in solidarity with the WFP in Yemen who are working under incredibly difficult circumstances. Humanitarian workers are protected under the international humanitarian law and should never be a target. Those responsible for his death must be held accountable. This attack is a reminder of the risks that humanitarian workers face every day in Yemen.

We urge all parties to the conflict to ensure the safety of humanitarian workers and respect the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality. The international community must take urgent action to end the war in Yemen and to provide the necessary humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people.


Acted; Action Contre la Faim; Action for Humanity; ADRA; CARE International; Caritas Poland; Danish Refugee Council; Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe; FHI360; Global Communities; Halo Trust; Humanity & Inclusion; INTERSOS; International Rescue Committee; Islamic Help UK; Islamic Relief; Medair; Mercy Corps; Muslim Hands; Oxfam; People in Need; Read Foundation; Relief International; Saferworld; Save the Children; Search for Common Ground; and War Child UK.