The Ministry of Health warns of a major health disaster due to the lack of oil derivatives. It rang alarm bells, especially after a partial cessation of three oxygen factories, which exposes thousands of patients to death, especially those in Intensive Care Units in Isolation Centers, hospitals, nurseries, and others. The countries of war coalition against Yemen shall bear responsibility for that. The United Nations and its organizations also bear legal and moral responsibility for the suspicious and flawed silence and disregard for the practices carried out by the coalition countries in their total blockade and the imposition of arbitrary restrictions on the entry of oil derivatives ships to the port of Hodeidah to unload their cargo. More than 80% of the population depends on this port for obtaining oil derivatives, staple foods, medicines and medical supplies.
Hospitals rely entirely on oil derivatives to supply them with energy for operating medical, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, laboratories and incubators, moving ambulances and emergencies, and transporting doctors, paramedics, and health workers. The ban on the entry of oil derivatives by the Countries of War Coalition means that hundreds of thousands of patients in particular, and the Yemeni people in general, are sentenced to death.
The ban on the entry of oil derivatives by the Countries of War Coalition against Yemen will undermine the efforts of the National Salvation Government (Ministry of Public Health and Population) in facing COVID-19 at isolation centers in various governorates.
The humanitarian suffering doubled during the month of June, as the essential food items and medicine did not reach the beneficiaries. This is because the US has intentionally announced, through its Secretary of State, Pompeo, the cessation of “aid” to northern Yemen, and the UN suspension of 31 affiliate programs, and its announcement that it would stop the permits for ships to enter Hodeidah carrying 450 containers of medicine and health supplies.
The actions and statements of the UN Envoy to Yemen, “Griffiths”, showed his clear alignment with the Countries of War Coalition against Yemen, as he never blames the coalition countries for their deliberate seizing of various ships and vessels loaded with necessary and indispensable materials such as oil derivatives, food and medicine. Rather, he linked the release of those ships to the agreement between Sana’a National Salvation Government and the coalition mercenaries regarding revenues to support the salaries; even though they did not fulfill what was agreed upon.
The UN Envoy to Yemen, Griffiths, and his team failed miserably to achieve and implement the Amman agreement on prisoners. This failure is due to their poor performance, neglect and silence on the actions of the forces of War Coalition on Yemen, which intransigently refused to implement Amman Agreement.
Since the “Saudi-American-British” coalition triggered war against Yemen on 26 March 2015, the floating oil ship “Safer” has been without technical maintenance until now. The coalition forces have prevented the technical maintenance teams from accessing the floating oil tanker, Safer, which is docking 7 kilometers from Ras Issa. The war coalition against Yemen also prevented the ship from unloading its estimated payload of about 1 million and 140 thousand barrels of crude oil. If the ship remains without repair or unloading, it will lead to a catastrophe that could explode at any moment. It constitutes an imminent threat and warning of an environmental catastrophe that totally and completely destroys the marine environment.