While famine threatens thousands of Yemenis, Houthis weep Soleimani’s death

While famine threatens thousands of Yemenis, Houthis weep Soleimani’s death

Alsahwa Net- Thousands of households in the Houthis-held areas of Yemen live in desperate conditions due to carelessness by the de facto Houthis’ authority towards worsening living standards.

The United Nations (UN) says that Yemen’s humanitarian crisis remains the worst in the world primarily due to the Houthis’ rebels’ starvation-policy and defiance to implementation of the UN resolutions on Yemen.

“I, my wife and my children eat only one meal per day and we only drink water when starving pinches our stomachs,” a 45-year old citizen, Al-Sabri, said in a conversation with the Alsahwa Net.

International organizations say that millions of people in the Houthis-held areas have nothing to eat and majority of households have been forced to have only one meal per day.

Some bread with a cup of tea or leaves of certain trees is the common meal for majority of the starving households.

Such types of meals that does not contain basic nutrients contribute significantly to the widespread reported malnutrition particularly among the children.

Al-Sabri was a public employee at the Yemen’s Public Electricity Corporation and his salary was cut following disputes on management of the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) between the legitimate government and the Houthis rebels. 

“My children are unable to go to the school. This worse living standard has become a nightmare that we wish it ends soon,” Al-Sabri said. 

The UN says that about 80 percent of the Yemen’s population lives under the poverty line which means that Yemen is close to be the poorest country in the world.

This situation drives the parents to send their male children to fight for the Houthis’ side or force their little girls to early marriage

Yet, the Houthis show no signs of responsibility towards this misery and suffering, a journalist of the Houthis state-run Saba News Agency in Sana’a said.

The journalist who spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons, said that officials of the Houthis group have not realized yet that is them who brought this catastrophe.

“Instead, they believe that spread of famine, murder, diseases and destruction are signs of a paramount character to come according to their narrative,” the journalist said.

Ammar, a builder who spoke to us, said that Sana’a has become uninhabitable because of the Houthis’ mismanagement of the state.

He said that while Yemenis starve to death, the Houthis in Sana’a weep Soleimani’s death and raise his photos on huge posts in streets demanding a retaliation for his blood.

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