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Houthis Threaten Humanitarian Organizations, Refrain from Providing Aid to Yemenis

Houthis Threaten Humanitarian Organizations, Refrain from Providing Aid to Yemenis

Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 - 08:00
A photo posted on social media shows flooding in Sanaa's Old City.

The Iran-backed Houthi militias have shirked all responsibilities regarding emergency responses and aid provision to 3,000 families in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.


Another 300 families in the capital face the threat of losing their homes to torrential rains and are in desperate need for intervention, informed sources revealed.


The families, spread across 10 of the capital’s districts, immediate swift evacuation, shelter and food aid.


Meanwhile, meteorologists made a series of warnings over bad weather expected from Pakistan.


Weather experts warned that the depression may meet with another air depression and sweep several Yemeni regions in the coming days.


In a meeting with representatives of international organizations, militia leaders explicitly announced they were absolving themselves of their full responsibility in the event of any damage to the lives and property of the population due to torrential rains that hit Sanaa and the rest of the Houthi-controlled cities.


Among the leaders dodging responsibilities were the Houthi-appointed deputy prime minister and Sanaa mayor.


They said that dealing with impact of harsh weather was the responsibility of international agencies operating in Yemen.


Sources revealed that, during the meeting, one of the Houthi leaders launched a strong attack against representatives of international organizations, threatening to stop all their activities in the areas under the control of the group.


On Sunday, the United Nations (UN) said it allocated $44 million to address the catastrophic torrential rains and floods that Yemen is currently witnessing and that has affected hundreds of thousands of citizens.


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