Al-Sabah Al-Yemeni | news agencies |
Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf met on Monday with the United Nations High-level Joint Delegation headed by the Executive Director of the World Food Program WFP, UNICEF Executive Director and World Health Organization WHO Executive Director.
The Foreign Minister welcomed the Executive Directors of the United Nations humanitarian organizations, which play an important humanitarian role in providing the necessary humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni citizens suffering from the worst humanitarian situation in the world due to the aggression and siege imposed by the aggression countries led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
During the meeting, Sharaf briefed the visiting UN delegation on the humanitarian situations in Yemen.
Sharaf said the countries of the aggression have been carrying out a mass genocide against the humanity through killing and starving the Yemeni people.
The Minister affirmed that the Yemeni people have been hit by a high rate of malnutrition and cholera epidemic and other diseases and that Saudi Arabia and UAE stand behind the spread of those diseases because of imposing the all-out land, air and sea siege against Yemen.
“The aggression countries also imposed a siege on some UN assistance and prevented aid provided by the US Agency for International Development from entering the port of Hodeidah,” said the minister.
The minister added the Saudi-led aggression coalition also put a lot of obstacles and prevent food and medical aid to reach the country and that leads to cause further deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
“The Saudi-led coalition also banned international journalists and foreign media from visiting Yemen to inspect facts on the ground,” the minister said.
Sharaf stressed on the importance of the visiting UN delegation to inspect the facts and the suffering of the Yemeni people.
Meanwhile, the visiting UN delegation stressed that the main objective of their visit to Yemen is to inspect the seriousness of the humanitarian situations, the worst starvation and the outbreak of malnutrition and cholera.