Houthis loot millions of dollars worthy humanitarian assistance

Houthis loot millions of dollars worthy humanitarian assistance

Alsahwa Net- The Iran-backed Houthi rebels looted millions of dollars worthy humanitarian assistance, which were allotted to workers in health centers in the areas run by the Houthis, sources of the Houthi-run Health Ministry in Sana’a told Alsahwa Net.

The sources affirmed that Houthi leaders could falsify documents and thus received financial amounts allocated for health workers from international organizations.

The sources affirmed that most Yemeni health workers do not receive any salaries and that caused the closure of many health centers, pointing out that Houthi leaders are selling medical supplies and medicines.

The UN World Food Programme accused last month the Houthis of looting trucks of assistances provided to the Yemeni hungry people.

WFP demanded an immediate end to the diversion of humanitarian food relief in Yemen “ after uncovering evidence of the practice in the capital Sana’a and other parts of the country controlled by the Ansarulah (Houthi) movement”.

“This conduct amounts to the stealing of food from the mouths of hungry people,” says WFP Executive Director David Beasley. “At a time when children are dying in Yemen because they haven’t enough food to eat, that is an outrage. This criminal behaviour must stop immediately.”

During their checks, WFP monitors amassed photographic and other evidence of trucks illicitly removing food from designated food distribution centres. They also found that the selection of beneficiaries was being manipulated by local officials and that food distribution records were being falsified. It was discovered that some food relief is being given to people not entitled to it and some is being sold for gain in the markets of the capital.

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