The Yemeni government holds the Huthis responsible for suspending UN aid
The Yemeni government blamed the Houthi militias for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (WFP) decision to partially suspend its humanitarian assistance in areas under Houthi control.
The Yemeni Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “the decision of the World Food Program will affect the 85 thousand Yemenis starving to death, especially women and children.”
The statement condemned in the strongest terms the continuation of the Huthi militias stealing food aid provided by the World Food Program and obstructing humanitarian work in Yemen.
The Yemeni Foreign Ministry stressed that the persistence of the Huthi militias on targeting and stealing the civilian citizens of Yemen’s food and the involvement of leaders in these practices without taking into account any human and moral values is a crime and a flagrant violation of
an international human right.
The World Food Program (WFP) briefed WFP Executive Director David Paisley to the UN Security Council on June 17, 2019, about the theft of food aid by the Houthis is only a small picture of what the Huthi militia is doing to most of the international organizations operating in Yemen Which must be subjected to extortion of the Houthis in order to continue operations in areas under their control.
The foreign ministry called on the international community and the Security Council to condemn these violations by the Huthi militias and to exert pressure on them and those who support them to stop their crimes
and inhuman behavior and allow the United Nations organizations, especially the World Food Program, to carry out their duties and carry out their noble and
humanitarian responsibilities in Yemen.
She stressed the government’s continued efforts to provide all possible means to facilitate its noble mission to deliver food aid and alleviate the suffering of Yemenis.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) announced Monday evening a partial suspension of aid in Yemeni areas under the control of Iran-backed Houthi militias after a series of Houthi violations against humanitarian action.