Houthi YPC warns of unprecedented disaster due to oil shortage

2020-07-17 | Since 2 Month

Sana'a (Debriefer) - North Yemen will experience an "unprecedented disaster" in the coming days, the Sana'a-based Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) said Friday, as oil tankers are disallowed entry to the country's western port of Hodeida.

"We'll see complete paralysis in transport traffic," director of the Houthi-run YPC said in press remarks, warning that the "denied access to oil derivatives will lead more than 80,000 goods trucks and 70,000 public and 500,000 private transport means to stop.

"Agricultural sector will face a grave problem due to the exhaustion of oil stocks, crops will wear out and we'll loss the farming season completely," Ammar al-Adhroie added.

The lingering oil crisis in Houthi-held areas means "stoppage of more than 400 hospitals, 5,000 health centers, all oxygen plants that serve more than 26 million people, about 23,000 water projects, full blackout for all citizens, and full failure of communication and internet system," he said.

According to the Houthi minister of agriculture, Abdul Malik al-Thowr, more than 70 percent of Yemeni farmers face real risk following the lack of fuel.

The YPC called all international humanitarian groups to prevent a catastrophe in Yemen, holding the UN and Saudi-led coalition fully responsible for the lives of all Yemenis, particularly patients at hospitals.


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