Yemen: The government accuses “Ansar Allah” of holding drugs for cancer patients

May 13, 2019

The Yemeni government on Sunday accused the Houthi Ansar Allah group of holding shipments of drugs for cancer patients in the central Yemeni province of Ibb and attacking a relief team.

The detention of the Houthis for these drugs threatens the lives of more than 3,000 cancer patients in Ibb province, especially after nearly 50% of the cancer drugs have been lost.

Last month, the Houthis detained more than 25 trucks and locomotives for the World Food Program carrying relief aid and oil derivatives for hospitals in Ibb province.

“These acts are terrorist crimes that target society in general and contravene international laws, and warn of the collapse of the health sector in the province and the humanitarian situation in general.”

“The continued silence of humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, on these practices is unfortunate and unacceptable, and encourages the Huthis to carry out further detention of relief convoys”

“UN officials urgently press the Huthis to stop their attacks on relief organizations in Yemen,” the relief committee said.

The committee accused the “Huthis of assaulting and shooting at the CARE team in Ibb province and taking 279 food baskets.”

Yemen is suffering from four years of fighting between the Houthis on the one hand and the Yemeni army is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

Thousands of people have been killed and wounded, according to the United Nations, and 22 million people, about 75 percent of the population are in the need for a form of humanitarian assistance and protection.

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