The capital, Sana’a, and the areas under the control of the Anssarallah government , are suffering a stifling crisis in oil derivatives.
Oil and Minerals Minister in Houthis’ government in Sana’a, Ahmed Daares, confirmed that the Health Sector is the most affected by the continued blockade and the prevention of oil ships from entering the port of Hodeidah by the Saudi-led coalition forces.
Daares, Tusday, evening told Al Masirah Net that we have a problem supplying oil and gas to hospitals and ambulances, as a result of the continues piracy by the Saudi coalition , despite the COVID-19 exceptional situation. He confirmed that the damage will impact all Yemenis, considering that the health sector is the most affected.
He pointed out that the government is following up the United Nations and all international organizations in order to limit the extant of the piracy carried out by the coalition on oil derivative ships and others, explaining that delaying of the arrival of a single ship adds to the total costs.
For his part,the Foreign Minister in Sana’a government, Hisham Sharaf Abdullah confirmed that the Saudi alliance is exacerbating the humanitarian crises in Yemen by detaining oil tankers and impeding their arrival in the port of Hodeidah, especially in light of the spread of the Corona epidemic.
This crime, of blocking ships from reaching Yemeni ports, adds to the record of these criminal states as a crime against humanity.
The Foreign Minister also stated that the continuation of the arbitrary measures by the coalition exposes to the entire world of the reality and goals of the US-Saudi aggression. It aims at destroying the capabilities of the Yemeni people and breaking its resilience.
He said, “It is ironic that the talk continues from time to time about holding consultations between the Yemeni parties to reach a just political settlement in light of the escalation by the aggression, the siege and the continued crimes against the Yemeni people every day.”
Minister Sharaf stated that any efforts, dialogue or consultations that talk about peace in Yemen must be accompanied by taking a number of steps that touch the lives of the ordinary citizen as follows: First, to pay the salaries of all state employees and ensure flow, entry of ships loaded with oil and gas derivatives, food and commercial goods through the port of Hodeidah without any obstruction. The second step and lifting the blockade imposed on Sana’a International Airport in front of commercial and civil traffic.
The Foreign and Oil Ministers stressed the importance of implementing a diplomatic campaign to expose the crimes of the Saudi-led coalition. He also called on the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and the countries sponsoring the political settlement process in Yemen to support the efforts of the Salvation government. They need to help in alleviating the humanitarian catastrophe, which is the worst in the world. This crisis is created by the US-Saudi aggression and started by launching a military operation and siege.
In a related context, Dr. Ali Al-Mufti, Director of Services Department at the Ministry of Health, explained that the hospitalsneeds about one million and half liters per month, pointing out that the needs of private health facilities and other health units require additional quantities of diesel.
Yemen Petroleum Company confirmed Tuesday that the aggression is still detaining 15 tankers near Jizan port. The company emphasized that arbitrary piracy would cause a catastrophic situation fighting COVID-19 outbreak. Oil derivatives are necessary to support needed health, hygiene and water services.