Humanitarian catastrophe reached alarming levels due to coup, Yemen UN ambassador

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The Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations , Abdullah Ali al-Saadi said the humanitarian crisis in Yemen reached alarming levels due to the Houthi coup.

Addressing a meeting in the UN headquarters in New York Saturday to prepare for a donor conference for Yemen on 26 February, he said the rebel militia had not limited their abuses to looting state institutions but even obstructing the work of humanitarian relief aid organizations and attacking their employees and aid stores.

He cited the latest Houthi stealing of food aid and shelling of the wheat mills of Hodeidah.

He called for decentralizing the humanitarian relief aid work in Yemen and expressed the willingness of the government to offer all support needed to facilitate the management of relief aid work.


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