Mana’a: WHO sends expired drug shipments to Yemeni people.
The head of the Department of International Cooperation of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Mana’a al-Asal, said that the interest of the citizens and the suffering of the Yemeni people is not among the priorities of some UN’s workers and organizations, pointing out that some donors who are participanting in the aggression against Yemen are keen that humanitarian assistance does not achieve the desired benefit.
“The shipments of expired medicines related to the UN organizations pose a great danger to the Yemeni people, although the organizations know the validity of the expiry of these drugs, but their indifference confirms that it is organized and deliberate, and it cannot be said that they are spontaneous actions because there is no mechanism to investigate and no investigation by the United Nations to stop these violations or convict the persons who cause them, which means that a very large system is working on these violations,” al-Asal said in a statement to Al-Masirah channel.
“There are common interests between some organizations and shipping companies that transport humanitarian aid, food and medicine and assemble them in warehouses outside Yemen, sometimes for more than a year and are transported to Yemeni ports where they are expired without caring about the consequences of the use of these expired materials, if they are not seized and prevented from reaching citizens,” he said.
He added: Most of the countries participating in the aggression against the Yemeni people control the logistics of the organizations, and they did not care about the arrival of these shipments of expired medicines as they did not care for the children who have suffered as a result of this aggression for six years and the human tragedy caused by their siege. “The United States of America is the first controller of the United Nations, UN organizations and countries of aggression that choose the bad administrations of some organizations,” he said.
They noted that all the efforts of these organizations are aimed at how to hold the national side responsible for the end of these medicines and to accuse the Government of Sana’a of obstructing the access of aid, despite the council’s release of a memorandum to the Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs Liz Grande on June 9, 2020, to inform them of the problems related to expired medicines and the necessary measures taken for nearly 400 containers provided by the World Health Organization. He indicated that the Presidency of the Republic and the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs formed a committee of the relevant authorities to go down the field to check the accumulation of food and medicine and the reasons for its delay.
“Unfortunately, WHO has a track record of corruption and there are reports around the world against it,” he said.
“The Supreme Council issues permits for aid entry within 24 hours from the time the permit application is submitted, as well as the red sea ports provide all facilities and issue permits as well as in a period of up to one day,” he said.
Al-Asal called on the media, international and human rights organizations and those who raise the slogans of humanity to find a mechanism for verification, and we are ready to provide all the information and data that prove that there are criminal acts being carried out against the Yemeni people.