A painful image from Sana’a. Women in look for food in the garbage

Between the harsh living conditions and the spread of poverty and hunger in the areas controlled by the Houthi militias in Yemen, in the past two days has spread sui social a painful image among Yemeni activists.

It showed Yemeni women in the Shumaila area, south of Sana’a, scavenging among piles of rubbish for food, which has sparked widespread unrest against the Houthis, whose leaders ignore the suffering of Yemenis while depriving them of the most basic rights. elementary, according to Asharq Al-Awsat.

This painful scene has come in coincides with the series of warnings from the United Nations that some 25.5 million people in Yemen, out of a total population of 30 million, are now living below the poverty line and in desperate need of support more than ever.

deterioration of living conditions

Many human rights and humanitarian organizations have repeatedly held the Houthis responsible for the deterioration of living conditions, especially in the Yemeni capital, due to the suspension of employee wages, as well as the monopoly of many businesses, the sale of oil and fuel on the black market, not to mention the manipulation of commodity prices prime food and corruption, and obstruction of the work of relief organisations.

While the legitimate government and the Presidential Leadership Council are committed to paying salaries, the ceasefire, the continuation of flights and the entry of oil-derived ships into ports, “provided that this leads to alleviation of the crisis for citizens”, as recently confirmed by Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak.

Interestingly, the United Nations announced last summer that restrictions imposed by the Houthi group on aid workers and their movements hampered the arrival of most humanitarian aid to the needy in the country during the second quarter of questThe year is 2022. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs explained at the time that out of a total of 532 incidents of limitation of access to humanitarian aid, reported by partners in humanitarian camp, during the period (April, May, June) of questthis year, 89 percent of them were registered in Houthis-controlled areas.