Reference : V-P-YE-E-02046
Date : 15/10/2020
Country/Region : YEMEN
Caption : Sayoun airport. People formerly detained in relation to the conflict in Yemen are transported back to their region of origin or to their home countries by the ICRC. An ICRC chartered plane takes off with former detainees on board.
Photographer : ALHEBSHI, Abdellah
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 : 6720x4480
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour