Jan 17, 2021 07:06 UTC

The pain and suffering of Yemenis living in the coastal province of Hudaydah has doubled as the Saudi-led coalition forces continue their attacks on the fishing boats.

According to Press TV, the attacks have caused fear among the fishermen, preventing them from sailing and fishing and making some unable to continue their jobs. 

Most of Al Hudaydah residents depend on fishing as the main source of food and income. Preventing them from fishing has doubled human suffering and has contributed to the spread of poverty and famine.

The coalition has so far targeted nearly 200 fishing boats in the coastal strip, martyring hundreds of fishermen and injuring scores of others. The Saudi-led coalition has also arrested about hundreds of fishermen, with some still being kept in Saudi prisons.

Saudi Arabia and its allies began a devastating war against the impoverished country in early 2015. The coalition then imposed a blockade on Yemen, which led to the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.

The Saudi-led coalition continues its violations of the international law. Many here believe that targeting Yemeni fishermen confirms that Riyadh and its allies seek to cut off people’s livelihoods and tighten their siege.

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