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Houthi Leader Relatives Assigned to Handling Humanitarian Aid Resources

Houthi Leader Relatives Assigned to Handling Humanitarian Aid Resources

Thursday, 1 October, 2020 - 05:00
Yemeni workers ration out humanitarian aid in Hajjah governorate, AP

Houthis are marching on with their plot to get their hands on all public offices in state institutions in Sanaa and other areas of their control. They plan to achieve that by firing thousands of public servants and replacing them with Houthi loyalists.

Iran-backed Houthis have ensured that their leaders are appointed to top military and civilian posts, incrementally realizing their agenda for the Houthification of state institutions.

So far, Houthis have terminated the services of around 98,000 civil workers.

President of the Houthi-styled Supreme Political Council Mahdi Al-Mashat recently appointed the uncle and brother of the Houthi group leader, Abdulkarim al-Houthi and Yahya al-Houthi, as members of the Supreme Council for Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (SCMCHA), a body established by Houthis to control humanitarian aid resources in coup-held areas.

Not only that, but Abdulkarim al-Houthi was also assigned the post of Interior Minister and Yahya al-Houthi was made the Education Minister in the Houthi-proclaimed National Salvation Government.

The appointments are believed to be in line with direct orders issued by the Houthi group leader, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi.

Well-informed sources said that the move to empower direct relatives of the leader is designed to ensure that Houthi lineage prevails in controlling offices that oversee the distribution of million-dollar donations made by foreign benefactors.

This is bound to aid Houthi militias with seizing more funds.

More so, sources pointed out that Mashat resorting to introducing two members of al-Houthi family to SCMCHA leadership is clear-cut evidence that the Houthi body and the Supreme Political Council are infested with corruption.

SCMCHA was formed with the aim of seizing foreign aid presented to needy Yemenis, sources added.

In other news, Sanaa-based sources reported on a fierce conflict erupting within the ranks of Houthi leaders against the background of the plundering of millions of dollars by the Houthi-appointed Water and Environment Minister Nabil Alwazir.

Several Houthi leaders intervened to resolve the dispute and keep its details away from the media.

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