Yemeni government claims Houthis seized WHO medical aidChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 16, 2020
Yemen Information Minister Muammar al-Iryani claimed Saturday that the Houthi group seized medical equipment aid sent by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Minister Minister Muammar al-Iryani
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He asked the UN to condemn the move by the Houthis and demanded the group be forced to send the medical supplies to hospitals.
Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital of Sana’a. The crisis escalated in 2015 when a Saudi-led military coalition launched a devastating air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi territorial gains.
Since then, tens of thousands of Yemenis, including civilians, are believed to have been killed in the conflict, while another 14 million are at risk of starvation, according to the UN. ■