Bin Mubarak: Houthis benefit from the revenues of the port of Hodeidah and its residents suffer famine

Bin Mubarak: Houthis benefit from the revenues of the port of Hodeidah and its residents suffer famine

Yemen's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York Ahmed bin Mubarak said: "The suffering of thousands of families in Hodeidah and all areas controlled by the coup d'état lies mainly in the absence of their breadwinner in the custody of Houthi prisons, or in the interruption of their income to confiscate the Houthis for 70% of state resources, according to reports. of internationalism, or in the absence of any humanitarian assistance because of the obstruction, misrepresentation and theft of such assistance by the Houthi militias and the testimony of the UN organizations themselves. "

"The province of Hodeidah has now become the challenge for humanitarian assistance, because only the Houthi militias are benefiting from the revenues of their port while their residents are suffering from the situation," said the ambassador in the (Statement of the Republic of Yemen), who today addressed the Security Council at the open session on the case (Yemen). Famine since the beginning of the coup d'état, but this should not last long and must end the human suffering in Hodeidah and not allow threats to the security and safety of navigation in the Red Sea. "

"This is done with great care for the protection of civilians and the provision of care for them, and I will not be exaggerating in saying that the scale of humanitarian and relief preparations that have been allocated to the new coalition countries, foremost among them the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have not been known in any military operations in Yemen, but in Region».

He explained that the humanitarian situation witnessed in all the cities under the control of the coup d'état and since 2014 is confined to the systematic intrusion, intimidation, humiliation and intimidation of the safe population, the recruitment of innocent children on the fronts of death, the encouragement of the black market and the theft of the capabilities of our people in broad daylight.

"My country and the countries of the coalition for the restoration of legality in Yemen have sent a letter to the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs explaining their concerns about the safety of civilians and humanitarian workers because the road linking Sanaa and Hodeidah is a point of engagement close to the combat zones, which have transformed The Houthi militias have established the city of Hodeidah to a military center where they have developed several checkpoints that impede the movement and passage of civilians as well as the use of Red Sea silos for military purposes, and we have made clear that in the Yemeni government and the "restoration of legality in Yemen" coalition, we are aware that these roads It is used to transport commercial and humanitarian shipments and we are therefore actively securing them, including the removal of mines planted by Houthi militias that pose a threat to civilians and humanitarian and medical workers, a precautionary measure. "

He noted that the evacuation and humanitarian operations cell has made clear to all relevant parties the availability of many other alternative routes passing from Hodeidah to Sana'a and this day the coalition countries sent a detailed letter to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

He reiterated the commitment of the Yemeni Government to respect international law, international humanitarian law and human rights law and called for the condemnation of all those who violated it on an equal footing.

He called for intensified work and coordination with the relevant official bodies and the opening of key centers for UN organizations working on humanitarian Affairs in the interim capital of Aden and the rest of the major cities.

This is what the Yemeni government and the Arab coalition have been looking for, and to ensure the decentralization of humanitarian and relief work, and not to be affected by the complexities of military operations, as discussed today on Hodeidah, there are five relief areas covering all of Yemen, each with corridors, land and sea ports that guarantee Equitable access to all Yemeni citizens.

He stressed that this worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen is not a product of the moment and is not the result of a natural disaster, and said: "Its causes are clear and the reason is not known to anyone." Stressing that dealing with results and phenomena only without radical treatment for their causes is a serious indicator of a conflict-handling approach that cannot succeed.

He said: "On this particular day, four years ago, on September 21, 2014, the Iran-backed Houthi militia--the state sponsor of terrorism in the world--reached the height of its coup d'état against the state, the outcome of the national dialogue and all that the Yemenis agreed on, and His Excellency President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi said that what is going on in Yemen is a "conspiracy to drag the country into a civil war", stressing that it will not fail to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities and will work to restore the state and its prestige. "

He noted that since that day the government, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, has been pursuing all sincere efforts to end the coup d'état, restore the state, make concessions after concessions and lend its hand to achieve a peace based on the terms of reference through its support for the efforts of the United Nations and its Secretary-General through his Special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, bearing in front of the people's dream of building a modern federal civil state that supports democracy, freedoms and human rights, is based on the rule of law and good governance, and that is the path of peace that is sought and not the other way.

He said: «The path that your esteemed Council has been able to agree upon and maintain throughout the past period in support of the United Nations-led peace process based on the three agreed local, regional and international references, namely the Gulf initiative, its executive machinery and the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference The Relevant Security Council resolutions, foremost of which are resolution 2216, are the only way to advance the peace process. "

"In every round of peace negotiations, most recently in the Geneva consultations, we had hoped for a positive outcome at least in the humanitarian dossier, which would ease the suffering of our people in the issues that were to be discussed, but the coup d'état deliberately made the last-minute absence, an indication of a lack of will in Discuss any humanitarian actions because they are losing a paper they have always employed internally and externally, and that is what the international community must be aware of. "

With regard to the devaluation of the Yemeni riyal, Yemen's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ahmed Ben Mubarak, explained that the Government had set up a high-level economic Committee which had taken the necessary measures to halt the decline in the national currency rate, including creating conditions for the export of oil and gas and preventing currency from exiting Difficult and stop import luxury goods and raise interest rate.

"In this regard, the United Nations and donor countries and institutions can play a pivotal and effective role in stabilizing the Yemeni currency if their assistance is directed to Yemen through the Yemeni central bank, as Saudi Arabia is doing," he said.


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