Yemen Detention Centre Fire: A huge fire broke out in the detention center of the migrants last week in Yemen (Yemen) capital Sanaa. Due to which 44 people were killed while more than 200 people were injured. Now the migrant community has demanded an international investigation into the fire. At a press conference held in Sana’a, the leader of the Ethiopian community Ottoman Gilto blamed the ‘negligence’ of the Houthi Rebels, who control Sanaa, for the accident.
He has also held the United Nations responsible for helping in Yemen. According to the Organization for International Organization for Migrants, when the fire broke out on Sunday last, around 900 migrants were present at the detention center, most of whom were residents of Ethiopia. Of these, around 350 expatriates were locked in a warehouse. The director general of the IOM said, “There were three times the capacity in the detention center, which is inhumane and insecure.”
Houthi rebels operate
The IOM had reported that the detention center is operated by Houthi rebels, who have occupied the area since the conflict began in Yemen six years ago. At the same time, Hootis said that they are investigating the cause of the fire in the detention center. A UN official said a fire broke out at another location near the main building, where hundreds of migrants live (Yemen Detention Center Fire). The official had said that most of the migrants were arrested in the northern province of Saada while trying to enter Saudi Arabia.
Saudi also carried out airstrikes
Yemen is a war-torn country, where many factions are fighting among themselves. A few days ago the news came that the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-backed rebels in Yemen had carried out airstrikes in Sanaa and other provinces. He took this action in response to missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia (Yemen Sanaa Detention Center Fire). Saudi Arabia’s official news agency quoted a coalition spokesperson, Col. Turkey al-Maliki, as saying, “Targeting the common people and their establishments is like crossing the threshold.” He said this while pointing to attacks by missiles and drones in cities of Saudi Arabia by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.