A Houthi dose of wheat and flour... Starving Yemenis and collectively punishing them

English - الأربعاء 24 نوفمبر 2021 الساعة 10:07 ص
Sana'a, NewsYemen, private:

A lethal price dose imposed by the Houthi militia - the Iranian arm in Yemen - in Sanaa and its neighboring governorates in the prices of basic foodstuffs, as part of a series of Houthi measures to starve Yemenis and collectively punish them.

According to several local sources who spoke to (Newsyemen), the Houthi price dose since the beginning of this week has been reflected in the prices of vegetables, fruits and most consumer items.

While the Houthi militia intensified its efforts to organize a mass gathering on Monday, November 22, for its supporters, beneficiaries, and the loyal neighborhoods, and officials of executive offices and local authorities working with them, it in return raised the price of a 50-kilo bag of white flour from 15,000 riyals (25 US dollars) to 17,000 riyals. Yemeni.

The Houthi militia raised the price of a 50-kilo bag of wheat from 14,000 to 15,000 riyals, as an unstable price that can be increased from one market to another and from one governorate / district to another in the markets of Sanaa and its neighboring governorates.

The series of price doses comes in light of the continuing aggravation of the crises of oil derivatives and domestic gas, and the high prices of these materials exceeding the purchasing power of consumers, and in light of the continued looting of the salaries of state employees by the Houthi militia since September 2016.

Member of Parliament Abdo Bishr denounced the addition of a new price dose to its predecessors, while the virtual authorities took the position of a spectator, "or a participant in cutting the rest of the citizen's lifeline."

On his Facebook page, Bishr said, "We raised the issue of insanely high prices, and the authority did not make any treatments or clarifications about the rumors of corruption and those who subsist on the citizen's livelihood," adding: "On the contrary, it fixed prices without any study or justification that mentions other than that it is its protector." its thieves, and that thieves are brothers."

Referring to the practices of financial corruption and the looting of state revenues by influential people in the group’s ranks, Representative Abdel Bishr commented: “It used to be said that when the stomach was full, the face would blush, so how about when the stomach was filled with balance and luxury buildings? And this is a fact embodied through reality.”

Bishr also denounced the Houthi militia's retreat from promises to exchange 30 thousand riyals per month for teachers and workers in the educational sector, recalling his initiative and a number of his colleagues in Parliament and announcing their readiness to pay the salaries of state employees "from oil revenues and domestic gas and their price differences."

Pointing to the Houthi militia's rejection of their proposals and their preference for "filling their stomachs and their pockets and the pockets of war merchants and corrupt people over providing the simplest necessities of life for teachers, employees and the Yemeni people."