The weapon of World Food Program threatens Yemeni lives




The World Food Program distributed large quantities of rotten and expired flour in Rimah province. Citizens appealed to the concerned parties to put an end to such practices, accusing the WFP of disregarding their lives.

The organizations deliberately store the aid inside unconditioned storage until they get spoiled and then order their distribution so that they can kill those who have not been attacked by the coalition’s airstrikes.

The distribution of such damaged and non-usable human aid is an explicit obstinacy by workers on the warehouses of the beneficiaries’ drainage causes the spread of diseases and epidemics, including diarrhea, according to the residents.

The residents of al-Jafarih district called on the local authority for urgent and rapid intervention to put an end to this disregard of citizens’ lives.

The citizens noted that “dozens were infected with several diseases as a result of the use of rotten flour distributed by the WFP’s local organizations.

“The WFP is no longer carrying out a humanitarian operation (in Yemen), but its activities have rather become purely political. It is advancing the agendas of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the United States,” NAMCHA said in a statement published by Lebanon-based and Arabic-language.

The statement added, “The donors and financiers of the WFP are the countries participating in the aggression on Yemen, led by America, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.”

Mohammad Ali al-Houthi member of the Supreme Political Council accused the World Food Program (WFP) of stirring up the Yemeni street by politicizing the file of aid to Yemen to satisfy Saudi and Emirati regimes.

“Politicizing the aid file by the WFP stirred up the Yemeni street against the government through sending inciting SMS messages to beneficiaries,” Al-Houthi said in a statement.

Al-Houthi explained that despite the WFP admission that the obstruction happened in Sanaa was for rotten food, it continues to declare the justifications of obstruction to irritate the street against the government.

Spokesman for the Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights Talat al-Sharjabi on Thursday said that the threats of the World Food Program (WFP)’s President to stop distributing relief aid portend a major humanitarian disaster in Yemen.

“We are deeply saddened by the recent statements made by the program director and his threat to stop relief activities in some areas of Yemen,” al-Sharjabi added in a statement to YemenExtra.

The World Food Program (WFP) warned that 18 million people in Yemen are food insecure, of whom more than 8 million are “food insecure” and depend entirely on foreign aid.

According to the WFP, the rate of malnutrition among children in Yemen is among the highest in the world, and the current hunger rate is unprecedented and causes severe suffering to millions of people. “The humanitarian situation in Yemen is very fragile,” The UN program said, pointing out that any disruption in vital supplies such as food, fuel and medicine could cause millions of people to die of starvation in Yemen. More than 3 million pregnant, lactating women and children under the age of five need food support to prevent or treat malnutrition, and more than half of Yemeni households buy food in debt, up nearly 50 percent from pre-crisis levels.

In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started  a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and  prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.

Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

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