Yemeni officials slam UN grant provided for Houthis
5/30/2019 12:51:00 AM
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Alsahwa Net- Yemen Information Minister Muamar al-Eryani has slammed the United Nations’ 20 four-drive vehicles grant provided for a Houthi-run mine clearance center in Hodeida.
On a tweet, Al-Eryani labeled the grant as “ a new UN scandal” and a reckless disregard for the lives of Yemenis.
He further said that the Houthis did not clear a single mine since they carried out their coup against the legitimate government, and that they are the only group involved in planting hundreds of thousands of mines which claimed the lives of many Yemenis.
This UN grant for the Houthis provoked strong public criticism on social media. Yemeni activists, journalists and politicians accused the UN of supporting the Houthis though providing such grants, stressing that the Houthis will use the grant in planting further mines.
Government statistics indicate that approximately 2,000 civilians were killed and thousands others were injured due to the Houthi mines planted in different Yemeni governorates.