Under the category of humanity.. UN insistence to support Houthi

English - الخميس 02 فبراير 2023 الساعة 11:26 ص
Sana'a, NewsYemen, exclusive:

The United Nations has announced its need for $4.3 billion to fund its humanitarian activities in Yemen during the year 2023 in Yemen, amidst continued repeated warnings of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the funds requested are to assist 17.3 million of the most vulnerable people in Yemen.  He stressed that these funds will provide urgent aid to nearly 14 million people, while 21.6 million will need humanitarian assistance for protection services for this year, which is considered low, as it targeted 23.4 million people in 2022. The UN humanitarian plan will also provide $4.27 billion to assist 17.9 million people.  .

The UN statements were accompanied by many official and human rights accusations in Yemen, of the involvement of UN organizations operating in Yemen in directing aid and support in favor of the Houthi militia and their areas of control, and depriving the areas under the control of the Yemeni government - which is internationally recognized - from benefiting from the aid provided in favor of alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.  Country.

 A humanitarian plan to support the Houthis.

Despite the statements and assurances issued by the United Nations, humanitarian affairs officials, and the World Food Program, regarding the violations committed by the Houthi militia against relief and humanitarian projects and their theft of food from the mouths of the hungry, the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen, headquartered in Sana'a, insists on implementing the humanitarian response plan for the year  The current year 2023, which includes the allocation of aid by about 75% in favor of the Houthi areas and 25% in favor of the legitimate government areas, although the largest mass of the displaced is in the areas under the control of the legitimacy and with confirmation from the international organizations themselves.

The UN plan, which was rejected by the Yemeni government and the Presidential Leadership Council, was approved in Sanaa and under the supervision of the so-called National Authority for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (a body created by the Houthis in order to control the work of UN and international organizations).

According to government sources, the United Nations, in its plan for the current year, ignored all plans and programs submitted by the government, which includes all liberated governorates. However, the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs relied on previous lists prepared in Sana'a, and the governorates of Al-Mahra and Socotra were dropped.

Government sources confirmed that the Houthis supervised the work of the United Nations teams during the survey process for the beneficiaries in the various liberated areas.  The militias received a copy of this data, while the government side refused to give any information for fear of exposing the process of manipulation in the delivery of aid to the beneficiaries.

During a meeting - recently - held by the Head of the Relief and International Cooperation Department in the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, Maryam Al-Doughani, with Diego Zorya, the acting Resident Representative of the United Nations, Nils Dingwall, Director of the Office of OCHA in Aden, and Zakaria Saeed, Special Assistant to the Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen, the official demanded  Yemeni government to reconsider and discuss the observations of government agencies regarding the humanitarian response plan for the current year and set a soon date for that.

The Yemeni official stressed the need for joint coordination between international organizations and local authorities in the governorates, as this would continue the organizations’ interventions in all service, relief and development fields, and solve problems facing organizations operating in the country, and that service and development projects be in contact with the needs of citizens, in a way that improves livelihoods.  .

 Ongoing support

During the past days, prominent leaders of the Yemeni Ministry of Health in the capital, Aden, revealed, through official documents, that UNICEF smuggled 319 solar-powered refrigerators provided by the United Nations to areas controlled by the Houthi militia.  The value of this aid amounts to about one million and 830 thousand and 60 euros.

According to the documents and the memorandum of the Undersecretary of the Yemeni Ministry of Health, Dr. Ali Al-Walidi, addressed to the Minister of Health, Dr. Qassem Buhaibeh, it confirmed that the UN aid entered through a shipment port in Al-Mahra Governorate (eastern Yemen), and all of it arrived in Sana’a without the liberated governorates being given their share of the shipment, especially since  The shipment was released and customs exempted from Aden customs, and it arrived in Sana'a through Shehen port.

About 5 civil-non-governmental organizations documented, through a detailed human rights report, the provision of the United Nations through its development program in Sana’a and the “UNMHA” mission in Hodeidah and other affiliated agencies in support of the Houthi militia with an amount of 167.221.136 million dollars during the period from 2016 to 2022 AD, under the names of expropriation.  mine.

 Intervention of the Attorney General.

The repeated accusations made by the Yemeni government and human rights organizations, which were proven by official documents confirming the fact that international organizations provided support to the Houthi militia, prompted the Attorney General of the Republic of Yemen, Judge Qaher Mustafa, to issue directives to the Public Prosecution Office in Marib, to investigate the contents of the human rights report "Supporting Death... Partnership in Crime."  Which was prepared by civil organizations and revealed in it the large support operations that Houthi gets from organizations, bodies and UN agencies in Sana’a.

The directive came after the Public Prosecutor of the Republic received a report of its accusations, and asked him to investigate what was stated in the report and to work on what would stop the United Nations support for the Houthi group under humanitarian names.

According to human rights sources in Marib, the Public Prosecution in Marib, after directing the Public Prosecutor, proceeded to investigate the facts and information contained in the human rights report, which confirmed the provision of financial, in-kind and logistical support by international organizations to the Houthi group under various names, including mine clearance and awareness of its dangers.

The report also revealed the Houthi group's use of UN support for mine action for purely military purposes, including financing its war against the Yemeni people and developing its capabilities to manufacture mines and explosive devices and use them to kill civilians.

According to human rights sources, the prosecution in Marib summoned a number of officials to hear their statements and proceed with the investigation procedures, which is the first of its kind since the beginning of the war in terms of investigating corruption and support of the United Nations organizations for the Houthis.