Yemeni Government Affirms that UN Silence on Houthi Militia Attacks of Relief Activities is Unacceptable

Sunday 1439/12/22 - 2018/09/02
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Aden, Dhu-AlHijjah 22, 1439, Sep 2, 2018, SPA -- Yemen's Higher Relief Committee (HRC) condemned the attack launched by the Houthi militia aiming at a truck carrying the World Food Programme (WFP) relief supplies in Hodeidah governorate.
In a press statement issued today, the committee said that the militia had bombed a truck carrying relief and humanitarian aid heading for the Directorate of Tahita, and resulted in the killing of a driver.
Abdul Raqeeb Fath, HRC Chairman, blamed the Houthi militias for impeding the rapid humanitarian access to those in need, the bombing of trucks and relief vessels in Hodeidah port and the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the governorate.
He called upon the humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande, to condemn this criminal act, which contravenes all international and humanitarian laws, and to inform the United Nations and the Security Council of all violations committed by the Houthi militias against the relief work.
The Minister of Local Administration stressed that the continued silence of the coordinator of humanitarian affairs and UN organizations on the Houthi practices is unacceptable, calling upon the international community to bear full responsibility for the people's suffering in Hodeidah governorate in order to stop immediately all Houthi violations.
20:30 LOCAL TIME 17:30 GMT