Fatah holds Houthi militia full accountable for WFP aid suspension

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September Net

Minister of Local Administration-Chairman of Higher Relief Committee for Relief Aid- Abdulraqeeb Fatah has held the Houthi militia full responsible for the impacts of the partial suspension of food aid operations by the World Food Program in the capital Sana’a.

WFP announced yesterday that it begun partial suspension of aid distribution in Houthi-held capital, Sana’a due to the rebel militia’s manipulating and diverting of food aid to non-beneficiaries and harassing relief operators.

Fatah called on the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock to exert pressure on Houthi militia to stop its violations against the relief operations, Yemeni News agency Saba reported.

He stressed the need for the Security Council and the international community to assume their legal and humanitarian responsibilities to prevent the Houthi militias from interfering in the relief operation.

He confirmed that the government will not accept that the Yemeni people in Houthi-held areas remain victims of the militia’s practices against the relief operation.

He called on the World Food Program and all international organizations to search for mechanisms and measures to ensure the delivery of aid, stressing that the government encourages the adoption of any means of quick access to those in need and provide all support and facilities for the function of international relief organizations in Yemen.


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