Reference : V-P-YE-E-02033
Date : 10/2020
Country/Region : YEMEN
Caption : Sanaa, airport. At dawn, ICRC and Yemen Red Crescent Society teams gather to kick-start the rapatriation of persons formerly detained in relation to the conflict in Yemen.
Photographer : ALANSI, Osama
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The two-day process October 15-16 involved 11 ICRC-operated flights into and out of five cities in two countries – Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The number of detainees released and provided with transportation was 1,056.
The near-simultaneous releases are the results of talks in Montreux, Switzerland last month, which built upon the works of the Stockholm Agreement in late 2018. The ICRC’s role in the release operation was to act as a neutral intermediary in transporting the former detainees. The ICRC spoke with the detainees one-on-one and carried out medical checks before their release to be sure they wanted to be transported home and were healthy enough to do so.
Resolution : 4242x2828
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour