Imminent humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen
Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf Abdullah warned the United Nations of the humanitarian catastrophe that threatens in Yemen as a result of the ongoing war and siege imposed by the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US.
The move came in his messages to the UN Secretary-General, the UN envoy for Yemen and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
The Foreign Minister said “coalition countries continue in a policy of collective punishment against the Yemeni people through seizing ships carrying food and oil derivations.
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.