Yemen Gov’t: UN should declassify results of self-corruption probes

Yemen Gov’t: UN should declassify results of self-corruption probes

Alsahwa Net- The government of Yemen called on the United Nations (UN) to declassify results of self-corruption investigations on its aid agencies working in Yemen.

This call by Yemen to the UN followed a report published by the Associated Press (AP) on Monday 5 August 2019 that the organization examines corruption in its own agencies in Yemen.

Yemeni local activists have been accusing the UN aid organizations in Yemen of using humanitarian aid money for financing Houthis’ coup through Houthis-affiliated staff who work for the UN agencies operating in the country.

Dr. Najeeb Al-Ouaj, Yemen’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation said that his ministry will not renew licenses for UN agencies that have been involved in corruption cases to work in Yemen.

“We have seen the AP report about corruption of UN agencies in Yemen. We prepare a performance report on each UN agency in Yemen with our notes for proposed actions to be taken,” said Al-Al-Ouaj in a quote to the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat Daily newspaper.

He indicated that his ministry requested earlier all UN agencies in Yemen to report back to his ministry their operational budget and progress report.

“So far, we received only limited number of reports. The deadline expires in one month. We will not renew licenses for any UN agency that fails to report back what we asked,” said Al-Ouaj.



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