Yemen's "legitimate" government accuses Houthis inciting against relief organizations

Aden (Debriefer)
2019-03-07 | Since 2 Week

Minister of Local Administration in Yemen's "legitimate" government , Abdulraqib Fatah

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The Yemen's internationally recognized government on Wednesday accused the Houthis group of inciting against international and UN relief organizations operating in the country.

The Minister of Local Administration in the Yemen's legitimate" government, Abdulraqib Fatah, statements of the Houthis against relief organizations incitement and terrorism against humanitarian action.

At the end of February, the leader of the so-called Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohamed Ali al-Houthi, accused the United Nations World Food Program of "bringing death to Yemen's women and children" through corrupt food items, according to a tweet posted in his official Twitter account.

Yemen has been devastated by a four-conflict which broke out after the Houthi Group (Ansar Allah) ousted the internationally recognised government in late 2014.

The conflict has escalated in since a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily to restore the government in March 2015, creating the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

Fatah, who also serves as the head of the "legitimate" government's "supreme" relief committee, accused the Houthis of detaining and looting aid, bombing elief stores in Hodeida province and depriving millions of aid, and said the Houthis' bid to trade the humanitarian situation is "cheap style."

Parties to the nearly 4-year war in Yemen, after 8 days of peace talks in Sweden, agreed on 13 December to cease fire in Hodeida and redeploy their forces from the port city and ports of Hodeida, Salif and Ras Isa.

But the UN-brokered Stockholm Agreement is facing many challenges and difficulties to implement on ground, leading the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution deploying a mission to monitor the truce.

Fatah said in statement published by Aden-based Yemen's "Saba" news agency: "This group should have stopped the looting and detention of relief and humanitarian aid and restrictions on the work of humanitarian organizations that provide humanitarian services to the people of Yemen, who suffer from the war torched in Yemen four years ago, and allow the delivery of aid to the beneficiaries in the areas imposed by the suffocating siege. "

The Yemeni minister claimed that the Huthis group is "the main reason for all the suffering of the Yemeni people from a humanitarian situation by imposing war, bombing cities and residential neighborhoods and the displacement of the safe and control institutions with the power of arms and looting of revenue."

The Houthis were not immediately available for comment on the charges of Minister Fatah, but they have already denied abuses against relief work in Yemen.

The Yemeni official reiterated the legitimate government's assurances to provide all the support and facilities for the work of the international organizations and their full welcome to the work of all organizations that seek to provide relief and humanitarian support to the Yemeni people.


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