Non-governmental organizations expressed their “deep concern” about the impact of the military escalation in YemenThe Red Sea On humanitarian work, she explained that humanitarian organizations suspended their operations due to security “fears” after the Western strikes on The Houthis.
The United States and Britain recently launched a series of strikes on what they said were Houthi military sites, in response to their attacks on commercial ships that they say are linked to or headed to Israel, in support of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
In a joint statement yesterday, Tuesday, 26 Yemeni and international organizations, including Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council, expressed their “deep concern about the humanitarian impacts of the recent military escalation in Yemen and the Red Sea.”
She stressed that humanitarian organizations “have already begun to feel the impact of the security threat in the Red Sea, as disrupting trade leads to higher prices and causes delays in shipments of life-saving goods.”
The organizations said that following the US and British strikes, “some humanitarian organizations were forced to suspend their operations due to safety and security concerns, while other organizations were evaluating their ability to work.”
She expected that “further escalation may force more organizations to stop their operations in areas witnessing hostilities.” She explained that “the scarcity and increasing costs of basic commodities, such as food and fuel, will exacerbate the already severe economic crisis and increase dependence on aid.”
More than 75% of Yemenis depend on aid to live, amid a severe economic crisis caused by the war, the collapse of the currency, and restrictions imposed on imports and trade with abroad.