Al-Houthi: reduction of aid to Yemen is an American decision
On Monday, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, a representative of the Supreme Political Council in Sana’a, said that the WFP’s decision to reduce aid to Yemen was a political one made at the U.S. administration’s request. This decision comes amidst the difficult suffering experienced by Yemen, which has been subjected to war and siege for nine years by the Saudi-Emirati coalition.
Sana’a – Al-Khabar Al-Yemeni:
During his meeting with Corinne Fleischer, the Regional Director of the WFP for the Middle East and North Africa, al-Houthi emphasized that “the reduction of aid while the aggression and blockade continue aims to starve the Yemeni people, holding the coalition countries responsible for the humanitarian and living crises that Yemen is exposed to.
Additionally, the member of the Supreme Political Council noted that “the UN’s mechanism has proven ineffective in dealing with the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which is considered to be the worst in the world.”
According to the Saba agency, Fleischer spoke on “the workings of the WFP in terms of aid provision and the difficulties it faces due to rising prices and resource shortages.”
The WFP has decided to scale back its help in Yemen and has asked the official Sana’a authorities to sign the decision, according to sources in Sana’a.
The sources stated that the program’s insistence on getting the official authorities’ signature was rejected due to its suspicious agenda, which included deceiving the beneficiaries about who was behind the reduction in aid, according to Al-Masirah channel.
It considered the reduction of the program’s assistance part of American pressure to restrict the Yemeni people and exacerbate their living suffering,” confirming that the reduction would deprive nearly half a million families, mostly women and children suffering from malnutrition.