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Yemen: Military Intervention

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 30th May 2019.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has investigated reports of attacks on (a) an Oxfam-supported water supply system and (b) Oxfam-supported cholera treatment centres in Yemen by Saudi-led coalition air strikes in (i) April and (ii) June 2018; and whether the UK Government has passed reports of those incidents on to the Joint Incidents Assessment Team for investigation.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We take all reports of alleged incidents very seriously and monitor them using all available information. On the 16 January the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) publicly released a report on the incident in June 2018 relating to the Cholera Treatment Centre incident. We have requested JIAT examine the case further to address concerns about the report raised by Medecins Sans Frontieres. With respect to the incident in April 2018 on the Water Supply System we are seeking further details and will follow up with the Saudi Arabian government.

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