Head of Humanitarian Affairs Reveals 30 WFP Employees Working for Foreign Intelligence Services
Head of the National Authority for Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Abdul Mohsen Al-Tawoos, revealed that 30 employees of the World Food Program (WFP) were rejected because they were found to be affiliated with foreign intelligence services.
“The commission has rejected 30 employees of the World Food Program after discovering their affiliation with foreign intelligence services,” Al-Tawoos said in an interview with Almasirah newspaper on Sunday.
“The National Salvation Government has taken into account the needs of the poorest families if the program insists on suspending its work,” he added.
He pointed out that after the failure of the militarily and economically aggression on Yemen, the enemy has been betting heavily on the humanitarian side through its soft claws, the World Food Program.
The director added that the World Food Program “has shifted from being a neutral relief and humanitarian organisation, into a party that adopts the theories of our enemies.”
“The WFP today uses the same methods used by aggression by exploiting the humanitarian side.”
Al-Tawoos refuted the statements made by the Executive Director of the UN World Food Program, David Paisley, “Paisley’s statements and accusations against Sana’a are untrue. The [Yemeni] authorities refuse to allow the program’s corruption and its suspicious works that have nothing to do with the core of the relief work and the competence of the international organization, to continue.”
The head of the Humanitarian Affairs Authority described the World Food Program’s suspension of its work in Sana’a Governorate as “folly”.
The WFP threatened to completely halt all food aid deliveries in response to a difference of opinion with the Yemeni government. Such a decision would possibly threaten the lives of millions of civilians who are dependent on food aid for survival due to the Saudi-led invasion.
“We have explained that we do not mind to implement the fingerprint taking measure, but only in a way that guarantees the dignity of the Yemeni citizen, and also without prejudice to the sovereignty of the country and the laws of the Republic of Yemen,” al-Tawoos stated.
“This is the point of contention, and although the delegation of the WFP has promised that we will reach a solution, we were surprised, on the second day, by the program’s suspension of its activities in Sana’a Governorate,” he added.
The director explained that World Food Program’s operational expenditures amount to nearly $200 million in salaries and expenses, as revealed at the press conference.
“We have special documents proving significant corruption in terms of operational expenses, both in terms of employees ‘ salaries and in terms of the possibilities that are wasted between armored vehicles, transport, logistics, communications, furniture, etc.”
Al-Tawoos stressed the oversight role of the authorities in detecting the corruption of the World Food Programme, especially with regard to corrupt medicines or wasteful operating expenses,
“We have special documents proving that the WFP buys rotten foods by the remainder of the funds funded for Yemenis.”
“We have seized rotten foods at Hodeidah port, in customs of Ibb and Sana’a governorate and even in warehouses,” the director of the National Authority for Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.