A statement condemning the "Safer" floating oil tanker
The Women for Yemen Network condemns the intransigence of the Houthi group and its refusal to allow the international team to carry out the necessary maintenance work on the "Safer" floating oil tanker located in its areas of control.
The Network warns of a potential environmental disaster in the event of an oil spill from the reservoir, which could cause long-term damage threatening Yemen and the countries of the region bordering the Red Sea.
The Network also holds the Houthis fully responsible, in accordance with international and humanitarian law, for the consequences of detaining the tanker and using it as a tool for political gain.
We call on the Yemeni government, the international community, and the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths in particular, to put pressure on the Houthi group to allow the international technical team to access the reservoir and take the necessary measures to prevent this dangerous environmental disaster.