Yemen: The Houthi militia looting policy

Yemeni Information Minister Muammar Al-Iryani condemned the Iranian-backed Houthi militia for looting exchange shops and commercial complexes in its areas of control and confiscating millions of riyals a day under the pretext of “new cash editions”.

“The militia is carrying out  robberies by the gangs and the mafia,” he told press. “It refers to the bleak situation of businessmen, the private sector and citizens in areas controlled by the militia.”

He added that “these criminal practices and restrictions on economic activity, which has developed steadily recently fall within the policies of starvation and deliberate impoverishment of citizens and the paralyzing of economic life and the increase of  unemployment  to push them to fight in the ranks of the militia as a last resort to feed their families.

The Yemeni Minister of Information held all those involved in these criminal practices responsible of  crimes of robbery by force and coercion that are punishable by law. He asked the international community and  the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffith, to take  speed  action to stop these crimes and violations against citizens in areas controlled by the Houthi militia.

Yemen: NO withdrawal of Houthi from Hodeidah , NO UN inspection

The internationally recognized  Yemeni government tied on Wednesday the implementation of the  UN inspection and verification mechanism at the ports of Hodeidah  to the withdrawal of the Huthi militia from the Red Sea coastal city of Yemen.

No withdrawal no IVM

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Yemen, Mohammad Hadrami, said that the implementation of the mechanism “will only be achieved in the required way if  the implementation of the Hodeidah agreement (the withdrawal of Houthis from the city and ports of Hodeidah agreed upon the Stockholm Agreement) is implemented .”

Al-Hadrami warned of “the dangers of the deterioration of the status of Safer oil floating tank in the port of RasIssa in Hodeidah and the

Houthiscontiniousobstruction and opposition to the UN teams to reach it, despite the government’s efforts to avoid a serious environmental disaster that will affect Yemen and the whole region.”

The meeting discussed  the operation of  mechanism implementation in the ports of the Red Sea in accordance with the Stockholm Agreement and discussing the risks of the deterioration of the floating saafer tank in RasIssa.

The Yemeni Deputy Foreigne  Minister said that the  Houthis, “are responsible of the obstruction of the international assessment to  Saffar,” which contains more than one million barrels of oil, calling on the

United Nations to “bear its legal and moral responsibility and put pressure on the Houthis by all means.”

“The mechanism is keen to facilitate the smooth flow of goods and services to Yemeni ports while ensuring compliance with the arms embargo pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2216,” the head of the United Nations verification and inspection mechanism said. Praising the interaction and keenness of the legitimate government to address the status of the reservoir and provide all the necessary facilities for the United Nations team. “

The United Nations verification and inspection mechanism was established in Yemen in 2015 with the Alliance accusing the Houthis of smuggling Iranian missiles and weapons through Yemeni ports under their control, including Hodeidah.

The UAE supports 26,000 fishermen in the western coast of Yemen

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to support fishermen in the western coast of Yemen by supporting 26,000 fishermen in the western coast of Yemen.

On Thursday, the UAE Red Crescent Society distributed a new batch offishing tools and supplies to 200 fishermen in the Yakhtal district of the Al Maha Directorate in the western coast of Yemen.

The representative of the UAE Red Crescent in the West Coast said that the tools distributed to the fishermen in Yakhtal are part of the initiatives, assistance and

actions carried out by the UAE in various villages, areas and liberated districts of the western coast in the Year of Tolerance 2019.

He explained that this comes in order to complete the normalization of life and improve the level of services provided to the brothers in yemen.

Mohammed Zaid, Director of the Fishermen’s Foundation in Yakhtal, said that the UAE Red Crescent carried out several projects directly supporting the fishermen. The most important of these is the rehabilitation and restoration of the fishing center in Yakhtal.

A number of fishermen expressed their gratitude and thanks to the UAE for their continuous support to them and to the people of the West Coast.

During the year 2018 and 2019, the UAE rehabilitated and established 24 fish landing centers from the Bab al-

Mandab flies Directorate to the Hawk Directorate in Hodeidah. In addition, fishing equipment was provided to 1,000 fishermen to develop the fisheries sector.

UAE donates 124 tons of aid to The people of Al-Dhalia

The UAE launched yesterday a relief aid campaign for the people of Al-Dhala province as part of its efforts to meet the immediate needs of the Yemeni people and improve living conditions in the liberated areas.

The campaign, which will be in four batches and will last for one month, will include the Al-nasr Hospital with medicines and the distribution of 124 tons of foodstuffs, as well as the installation of health facilities, water tanks and tents.

In this regard, the first batch of aid, which included 31.2 tons of food, arrived yesterday, along with water

tanks and tents.

This is in continuation to previous relief campaigns carried out by the UAE Red Crescent Authority in Al-Dhala Governorate. The officials in the province of Dhalia expressed their thanks and appreciation to the UAE leadership and people for this great help and humanitarian gesture that will contribute to alleviate the suffering of many families in difficult living conditions.

Yemen and UN discuss improving development sectors

Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Salim al-Khanbashi urged the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General for Development  to cooperate in the implementation of development programs in various humanitarian and services fields in the country.

The Yemeni official highlighted the difficulties faced by his government to improve the resources and improve the service sectors, which include the

health sector, education, electricity, roads and others, stressing the importance of joint cooperation with all United Nations organizations in improving the work of service and development sectors in various Yemeni governorates.

The two officials stressed the necessity of concerted efforts to recover Yemen and raise its suffering and return to normal situation through the implementation of humanitarian projects and relief and development contribute to mitigate the damage caused by the houthiwar in most Yemeni provinces.

HOUTHIS MILITIAS : biggest violators of press in Yemen


A human rights report showed that the Houthi militia, the Iranian arm in Yemen, is the biggest violator of press freedoms in yemen.

The report issued by the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate documented 62 cases of abuse of members of press over the past six months. They ranged from murder, assault, threats, confiscation, torture and attempted murder, as well as blocking news sites, confiscating, prosecuting and intimidating journalists.

According to the report, the Houthis committed the bulk of the total of these violations.

Two journalists were killed in the past six months,Ziad al-Sharabi and photographer GhalebBalash, both were killed by Houthi terrorists.

The report pointed out that the number of dead journalists since 2014, rose to 34 journalists, photographers and media workers ..Houthi militias topped the list of violations of press freedoms in Yemen, according to the latest report of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate, which covers the first half of this year .

16 journalists were still kidnapped, including 13 journalists by the Houthi militia, the majority of them since the year 2015 and living in brutal and inhumane kidnapping conditions, pointing out that they were brutally tortured.

The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate monitored 11 cases of blocking of news websites during the first half of this year by Al-Houthi Group. The total number of blocked

cases for local, Arab and international websites reached about 200 cases during the last four and a half years.

The report stressed the continued hostility against the press, journalists and media workers and the deterioration of the status of professional, economic and living journalists after four years of war.

UNICEF distributes financial aid to 9 million Yemenis


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has distributed some $ 45 million as emergency cash assistance to 9 million Yemenis .

In the fifth disbursement cycle, UNICEF emergency cash assistance has been provided to some 9 million people across Yemen to help meet their urgent needs as the conflict enters its fifth year,” the organization said in a statement on Wednesday. .

The disbursement of cash transfers from 16 June to 15 July 2019 is part of the fifth disbursement cycle of the emergency cash transfers project.

The disbursement takes place on a quarterly basis. The average family gets about US $ 30 to be paid in Yemeni riyals to help them manage their most urgent needs, the statement said.

The  emergency cash transfers in Yemen started in August 2017 to provide cash

assistance to 1.5 million families from the most vulnerable households.

For the fifth year in a row, Yemen is witnessing a war between pro-government forces and Huthi militants accused of receiving Iranian support and controlling the provinces, including the capital Sanaa since September 2014.

Since March 2015, an Arab military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has supported government forces in the face of the Huthis.

The fighting raged in Yemen on 30 fronts, killing 70,000

people, since the beginning of 2016, according to estimates of UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lokoc, during a briefing to the Security Council on 17 June 2019.

The UAE Red Crescent provides relief assistance to low-income people in Shabwa Governorate

Emirates Red Crescent Sends Relief Convoy to underprivileged in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Society (RCRC) distributed food aid to needy people in AinBa’abed district in the governorate of Shabwa in the province of Shabwa in the context of its humanitarian and relief efforts at various levels to help poeple in Yemen, alleviate their suffering and improve their living conditions.

The UAE red crcente team distributed 150 food baskets , 12 tons targeting 988 residents of the EinBa’abed area.

This aid coincides with the “Year of Tolerance” to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni families in the framework of the humanitarian approach undertaken by the United Arab Emirates, in light of the worsening humanitarian conditions affecting the population of these areas in Shabwa governorate.

For their part, a number of beneficiaries expressed their thanks and appreciation to the leadership and people of the UAE for this great assistance and humanitarian gesture which will contribute to alleviating the suffering of many families in the midst of these difficult living conditions due to the deteriorating economic situation, lack of employment opportunities.

The number of food baskets distributed since the beginning of the year 2019 is more than 28668 food basket  thattargeted 130599 people from needy and affected families in the province of Shabwa.

UAE red crescent collect toys for children of Yemen

UAE Red Crescent Society, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, participated in the The implementation of the humanitarian initiative launched by the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood two weeks ago to collect toys from UAE children’s donations to their Yemeni children.

Al-Reem Abdullah Al-Falasi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, said that this initiative, which was directed by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, was the highest response of UAE children and community institutions.

She added that

the game collection boxes are spread in front of malls and malls across the country and thousands of games have been collected for this purpose

Pointing out that the Emirates Red Crescent Authority Al Ain branch responded to this humanitarian initiative and started today in cooperation with the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and urged children to collect games.

She pointed out that a fund was set up in front of Al Jimi Mall in Al Ain for the children to buy games and donate them to their brothers, children of Yemen through the initiative, which continues until next Thursday and aims in cooperation with the Red Crescent to collect seven tons of games in Al Ain.

For her part, WadimaJuma Al Darmaki, member of the Advisory Council for Children, said that this initiative comes in accordance with the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak to introduce

the joy and joy of the children of Yemen and their participation in Eid celebrations by donating children and citizens with their games in the designated boxes in front of Al Jimi Mall.

She pointed out that this initiative is in coordination with the UAE Red Crescent in Al Ain. It is worth noting that this humanitarian initiative comes in the year of tolerance and achieves the noble goals of Emirati children, citizens and residents, in support of their Yemeni children.

This initiative was launched two weeks ago in a number of emirates and aims to collect as many games as possible and transfer them by special plane to the children of Yemen where a delegation of UAE children will go to distribute the games to their brothers in Yemen to express their love and appreciation and alleviate them in the circumstances experienced by their country

Yemeni security seized drugs before it reaches the Houthis

The security services in the province of Al-Jouf, northeast of Yemen, on Monday, seized quantities of cannabis drug, thatwas on its way to the Houthi militias.

The Yemeni army website quoted a security source saying that a security point seizedin  the road between the provinces of Al-Jawf and Hadramout, a truck carrying 295 kilograms of drugs.

He explained that the quantities of hashish were on their way to the theHouthisterrorists , in the capital Sana’a.

the Yemeni security services, frequently seize large shipments of hashish and drugs on the way to the provinces under the control of the Houthis, amid intelligence information confirmed the involvement of the Iranian regime in it.

Earlier, Yemeni authorities destroyed tons of drug cannabis after sporadic arrests of smuggling gangs belonging to the Huthi militia, which used drug trade to fund its war effort.