Today, Thursday, a Yemeni researcher called for pressure on the Houthis, the recognized Yemeni government, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE regarding the salaries of state employees and the situation in the governorates of Ma’rib, Taiz and Al-Bayda.
The representative of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, Maysa Shuja Al-Din, stressed, in a briefing she gave during the UN Security Council session, which was followed by the “Yemeni Scene”, the need to pressure the Houthis to raise obstacles to humanitarian and relief work, specifically related to the Corona epidemic, and to immediately dissolve the war economy institutions that it established The Houthis, such as the so-called Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Zakat Authority and others.
It urged the Security Council to put pressure on the recognized Yemeni government, to pay all salaries to all civil sectors in the country, to carry out real reforms in the structure and leadership of the Central Bank, and revenue institutions, and to take measures that enhance transparency and accountability to reduce massive corruption in the structure of this government.
She added: The council should pressure Riyadh to immediately open all land, sea and air ports to Yemen, including Sanaa airport, to lift restrictions imposed on the entry and exit of goods, and to design and implement a strategy in partnership with the UAE for the reconstruction of areas under the control of the recognized government.
It called on the Council to impose the necessary measures on the Houthis, especially through their allies in Tehran and their friends in Muscat, to force them to immediately stop their military operations in Marib and to lift the siege of cities and residential places in Taiz, Marib and Al-Bayda.
She pointed out that the attack launched by the Houthis threatens about two million people, most of whom are displaced, and on top of that, the approach of the battles to the oil and gas fields would exacerbate the humanitarian situation in the whole of Yemen.
She pointed out that the danger of the continuation of this battle is not only in its catastrophic humanitarian repercussions, but may cause the war to expand to other areas in Yemen and undermine the already limited peace opportunities.
The UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, called for stopping the military escalation in Marib, opening Sanaa airport, and entering into a comprehensive political settlement.