Houthi Militia causes aid suspension & suffering of Yemenis

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September Net

UN under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock announced Officially, assistance was suspended in areas still under Houthi militia control, due to the continuing bureaucratic restrictions imposed by Houthis on relief operations.

According to the Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office and the Global Emergency Response on its official website, the United States Government will continue to advocate that the Houthi militia remove the restrictions on relief operations in areas still under its control, although it did not show enough progress to improve the humanitarian environment until 27 March.

As a result, USAID decided to suspend its humanitarian programmes in areas controlled by the Houthi militia from 27 March. The USAID will continue to support the limited life-saving activities that partners can carry out without the intervention of the Houthi militia, with a focus on prevention and response to cholera and malnutrition.

According to the International Assistance Coordination Office, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of the Republic of Yemen had announced the first confirmed case of the laboratory from the virus (COVID19) on 10 April, patient receives treatment and health representatives trace and isolate any individuals who have contacted the patient.

The Office also confirmed that the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its health partners will distribute emergency medical supplies, participate in awareness-building activities and enhance responsiveness throughout Yemen.



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