SANA’A – It is not the first and will not be the latest scandal of the World Food Program in Yemen, which is involved in the premeditation and storage of food which is unfit for human use, and was distributed to the needy and displaced amid the calls for a large distress launched to save the Yemeni people from the hunger knife due to the siege and brutal war on Yemen for more than four years.
This time, as a result of a complaint lodged by the people to the competent authorities in the Directorate of Malaf in the province of Hodeidah ,west of the country, there were two warehouses of the World Food Program , which were full of a large quantity of expired soy food on its way to the relief distribution centers in the Directorate . In a telephone call to Yemen Extra, it confirmed that ”It stopped the distribution process after it was proved its unfit for human use.
The World Food Program in Yemen continues to distribute expired and poor quality of food, committing violations against the needy who suffer from deprivation, poverty, dispersal and harsh conditions as a result of the continued war and unjust siege on their country.
The program also ignores its role in monitoring the quality and safety of the assistance provided to the needy of the Yemeni people, but also deliberately distributes many of them which is expired or about to expire as happened in a number of provinces recently, which may be harm to their health and increase the chances of life-threatening diseases.
The new scandal, in the Directorate of Al-Malaf in Hodeidah, comes in a series of prior scandals of the World Food Program in Yemen, which is the storage and distribution of expired food, full of insects through a number of points in the capital Sanaa and a number of provinces.
The National Authority for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Response received reports from some of its branches about the existence of spoiled materials of the food program, including “soy”. In addition, they found the “legumes” full of insects in Mutasim and Shami schools in the capital of Sana’a estimated at 700 to 800 Bag weighing 50 kg, amid the World Food Program’s ignoring to lift its expired relief materials in some stores in Sanaa and the provinces.
This comes as many media outlets published pictures showing part of the corruption of the United Nations World Food Program through distributing a shipment of unfit wheat that was sent to Yemen. According to a document issued by the Consumer Protection Society in the National Salvation Government , wheat which was sent to Yemen is” Expired”.
The Society said that the vessel had unloaded a large shipment of expired wheat in the port city of Aden, noting that the vessel that arrived in Aden port was carrying a shipment of 32 thousand tons of expired American wheat, belonging to the World Food Program.
The Society said that “despite the rot of wheat on board the ship and the lack of consumption, but it was emptied and filled in bags in preparation for the provision of assistance to Yemeni citizens, although it was supposed, and must be returned to the source of being obese and unfit for human use.
The images showed the unfit 32-tonne wheat shipment provided by the World Food Program (WFP) as aid to the Yemeni people.
In March 2015, the US-backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.