WFP’s dirty hands in southern Yemen
The World Food Program (WFP) has provided rotten and expired food aid to residents of Radhom district in Shabwah province, which has led the people to refuse those aid.
Residents in Radhom confirmed that the food aid provided by WFP through the “Al-Takaful Al-Insani Charity” were not suitable for human consumption.
A local source pointed out that the distribution manager at Al-Takaful Charity in the district received the amount of rotten food and distributed it to the citizens.
Member of the Supreme Political Council, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi has rejected the participation of the World Food Program’s (WFP) provision of rotten relief products.
“We tell the organizations to replace their rotten food aid by cash payment, and we are in favour of a mechanism that secures real control according to the law,” al-Houthi said in a thread of tweets on Monday, referring to the World Food Program.
“The executive director of the WFP should listen carefully to our rejections of the rotten food,” he said, commenting on the repeated cases of World Food Program’s rotten supplies sent as humanitarian aid to Yemen.
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.