Tragedy until further notice

The Human Rights Situation in Yemen 2022

Publish Date
November 5, 2023
Pages Count
Tragedy until further notice
Press Release

At the completion of the eighth year of armed conflict in Yemen, the year 2022 did not bring good news for Yemenis. There were no signs of an end to the war, except for a fragile six-month truce marked by various violations and abuses committed by all parties involved in the conflict. Yemenis faced another year of horrifying violations, amid the ongoing collapse of state institutions in favor of armed groups affiliated with different regional powers.

In this annual report, Mwatana for Human Rights provides a comprehensive review of violations that constitute violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law committed by the parties to the conflict. The report also provides the human rights situation in Yemen during 2022. Throughout this year, Mwatana, which covers most Yemeni governorates, documented 1,283 incidents resulting in the death of 390 civilians, including 132 children and 21 women, and injury of 920 civilians, including 411 children and 71 women. Mwatana also documented 561 cases of enforced disappearances, arrests, and torture of civilians.

The incidents and patterns covered in this report serve as prominent examples of the human rights violations documented by Mwatana for Human Rights during 2022. They do not represent an exhaustive account of all the incidents and patterns that occurred in Yemen during the same year. Mwatana for Human Rights remains committed to documenting the various violations that have occurred since the beginning of 2023.

Mwatana for Human Rights conducted field investigative research to draft this report. The investigations involved direct inspections of the sites where attacks and incidents took place, as well as in-depth interviews with witnesses, relatives of victims, survivors, doctors, and human rights workers. Throughout 2022, Mwatana’s team also examined documents, evidence, photographs, videos, and other physical evidence, from January to December 2022. The report was also reviewed and edited by experts in the field of international humanitarian law between May 2023 and August 2023.