The Yemeni people continue to suffer, as 80% of civil servants have not received their salaries since the countries of War Coalition against Yemen relocated CBY administration from Sana’a to Aden Governorate in August 2016. This has led to an obvious increase in the ratio of unemployment and poverty and a decline in basic services, which negatively and significantly affected their lives and their families.
The World Food Program (WFP) stated that Yemen is vulnerable to famine due to threats of food insecurity, economic collapse, high food prices, and declining foreign currency remittances. Besides, one third of Yemen’s population can no longer afford to buy adequate food.
The UAE-backed Transitional Council accuses Hadi’s government in Riyadh of being responsible for interrupting the salaries of army and security forces in the southern regions, and that the newly printed banknotes have caused inflation and devaluation of the Yemeni riyal. This exposes the real intention of the countries of War Coalition against Yemen behind occupying the southern governorates and creating a conflict among their tools.
The Supreme Economic Committee in Sana’a accuses the UN envoy of deliberately presenting a misleading picture about the fate of Hodeidah port’s revenues, despite his knowledge that they were spent in salaries disbursement. The committee stated that it had provided the UN with all documents proving that the collected balance in the Salary Account at CBY Branch in Hodeidah was used for disbursing half the salary of public sector employees.
Only one out of the 16 oil derivatives ships held by the War Coalition against Yemen was released and arrived at Hodeidah port, loaded with 29,262 tons of diesel, after being detained for 127 days.
The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) in Sana’a states that the stock of oil derivatives will be completely exhausted, and that all vital sectors are at risk of stoppage, and waiting for the disaster to occur once the oil stocks are depleted. Meanwhile, the War Coalition against Yemen continues to detain 435 thousand tons of oil and food products on board of the ships, which are prohibited from entering the port of Hodeidah.