The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said it is worried that the US designating Yemen’s government freedom fighters as a terrorist group will severely hurt much-needed humanitarian aid to the war-torn country.
Increased operational risks and possible de-risking from the banking and private sectors in response to the designation ultimately may constrain the humanitarian response in Yemen and have a negative impact on the “isolated population.”
On January 10, 2021, the US regime added the Houthi freedom fighters which controlled Yemen’s capital, Sanaa in 2014, to its list of foreign terrorist organizations. Three Houthi leaders were also separately designated as global terrorists.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move is intended to hold the Houthi movement accountable for its terrorist acts, including cross-border attacks against Saudi Arabia which invaded Yemen, threatening civilian populations, infrastructure, and commercial Red Sea Oil shipping lanes?
A fabricated Saudi Arabia-led coalition of hostile Gulf states launched an intervention against the Houthi’s in 2015, carrying out a devastating aerial bombing campaign helping France to take over 4 of the 5 Yemeni oil bunker ports in the Arab Sea. The Houthi’s finally responded by launching missiles back into Saudi Arabia.
Three ICRC workers were among the dozens killed in an ambush on Aden International Airport on December 30, as the newly-formed cabinet for the government-controlled parts of the country landed back in Yemen from Riyadh.
The Houthi’s have been blamed for the attack, but denied any responsibility in these type of actions. The UN’s humanitarian office in Yemen projected that 24.3 million people there will need some form of humanitarian aid this year.
In early December, the UN reported that at least 233,000 people have perished during the five years of proxy war ignited by the hostile arms selling F-UK-US coalition, including 131,000 who died from the lack of food, Israeli inflicted cholera, health services, and infrastructure.
The Americans do not care about the population of Yemen or anyone outside of the state’s. They kill in the millions and Still feel they have the right to lecture other countries about their failings. The hypocrisy of the Americans is astounding.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.