During the war, the exchange of about 900 prisoners held by the Yemeni government and the Houthi militia has begun.
According to Arab News, the international aid organisation International Committee of the Red Cross said in a tweet on Friday, “Our team has assessed the health of the prisoners and confirmed that they can travel.”
The Deputy Minister of Human Rights of the Yemeni Government, Majid Fazail, said that the prisoners will be exchanged by flights between Saudi Arabia and Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, during three days.
According to the Red Cross, flights between the Yemeni cities of Aden and Sana’a will be operated in two phases for the exchange of prisoners.
The prisoners should be brought and taken from different cities in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. During all stages of the exchange, our teams will be there to provide assistance in case of any medical need.
The International Red Cross will provide medical facilities in collaboration with the Yemeni and Saudi Red Crosses.
According to the Red Cross, hundreds of families torn apart by the conflict are being reunited during the month of Ramadan. There is a ray of hope during this great calamity.
In October 2000, 1,000 prisoners were freed, the biggest prisoner swap to be completed in three days.
The conflict in Yemen began in 2014, when the Houthis captured the capital Sana’a and the northern regions of the country.