cut aid by half in Houthi-controlled areas
Starting in mid-April, families will receive monthly rather than monthly support.
The war in Yemen is said to be the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. More than 100,000 people have been reported killed.
The World Peace Program, the UN ambassador, feeds 12 million Yemenis every month, 80 percent of them in Houthi-controlled areas.
The Houthis have controlled a large part of the west of the country in the past five years, as they clashed with the war supported by Saudi Arabia and eight other Arab countries. The war created a major humanitarian crisis.
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Liz Grande, the United Nations representative in Yemen, told the BBC that the lack of funds will depend on all aspects of UN aid in the world’s largest humanitarian work. Like a coronavirus threat.
No cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in Yemen; however, there are concerns that the country may invade in the event of a bomb explosion. The war destroyed more than half of the country’s hospitals and clinics.
Some donors, including the United States, have cut aid, claiming that the donations have been drowned and distributed in Houthi-controlled areas.
Some said that there were long delays in licenses and permits and they alleged that workers were harassed and detained.
However, Houthi officials have accused the relief agency, including the World Food Program, of corruption and mismanagement. However, the most famous negotiation that led to some changes, said the aid agency was not enough.
A spokesman for the British Ministry of International Development told the BBC that it had not stopped aid.
The Saudi coalition has called for a two-week ceasefire to fight in Syria since Thursday. The alliance said it wanted to support UN efforts in political solutions and help stem the spread of corona viruses.
This crisis between the relief agency and the Houthi authorities has been entertaining for months, with some improvements and slight differences.
Houthi officials have so far not shown any signs of willingness to allow any kind of independence and aid agencies, but have said they need to respect the basic humanitarian principles that donors require.
The authorities in Sanaa unite control, creating new centers and bases. It includes a site with extensive restrictions on managing and distributing aid in the largest humanitarian work on Earth.
The relief group reinforces the tragic problem: they realize that it will cost lives and deepen suffering; but they say they lose their lives when relief aid is transported or stopped.
Each tells himself that they want to find a way. But they all have red edges. A deadly coronavirus outbreak can change everything.