Entesaf organization denounces reduction of humanitarian aid to Yemen
The Entesaf Organization for Women and Child Rights denounced the United Nations organizations’ reduction of humanitarian aid to Yemen, and the deprivation of nearly half a million families of food, with more than 25.5 million Yemenis living below the poverty line.
The organization said in a statement on the occasion of the International Day of Charitable Work, September 5, a copy of which was received by the Yemeni News Agency (Saba), “This day is a sublime humanitarian message centered around people wherever they are and however they are, without discrimination and bias, and to reach a peaceful and stable society. However, Yemen is experiencing a humanitarian catastrophe.” “One of the worst disasters in the world, according to the United Nations, which a few days ago decided to reduce humanitarian aid to Yemen, which will deprive nearly half a million families, the majority of whom are women and children suffering from malnutrition.”
The statement indicated that more than 25.5 million Yemenis live below the poverty line, and 21.6 million need some form of aid in 2023, while humanitarian needs will remain high during this year.
He added, “Although the priorities of the United Nations’ work in Yemen are supposed to improve the living conditions, reduce the suffering of Yemenis, and raise the rate of humanitarian aid, it has reduced humanitarian aid, which is one of the rights of the Yemeni people.”
The statement pointed out that this decision will lead to catastrophic consequences for the lives of millions of those affected, and will exacerbate the human suffering that the Yemeni people have been experiencing as a result of the siege aggression for more than eight years.
Intisaf stressed that the continuation of the aggression and siege will have catastrophic risks to the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and will double the suffering of civilians, most of whom are below the poverty line.
The organization held the aggression coalition, the United Nations, the international community and all organizations fully responsible for what the situation will lead to as a result of the blockade.