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Service sectors in Yemen launch a distress call for the release of fuel ships


The service and vital sectors have warned of a humanitarian catastrophe threatening the lives of Yemenis due to acts of maritime piracy and the detention of oil derivative ships by the American-Saudi aggression.

During a press conference organized  in Sana’a, the service and vital sectors most affected, I launched an urgent distress call for the international community and humanitarian organizations to immediately intervene to release fuel ships to ensure the continuation of providing services to citizens and alleviate their suffering.

In a press conference held under the title “The release of fuel ships is a humanitarian imperative that cannot be postponed”, in the presence of the Executive Director of the Yemeni Oil Company, Eng. Ammar Al-Adrai, Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Najeeb Al-Qubati confirmed that more than 400 public and private hospitals across Yemen are threatened with closure during the next few days due to The suffocating crisis of oil derivatives.

He pointed out that the Ministry receives calls from all hospitals and health centers to reduce their health services and close their doors if the countries of aggression continue to prevent the entry of oil derivatives … indicating that more than 220 caesarean sections are difficult to perform during the next 24 hours.

Dr. Al-Qabati pointed out that 200 newborns born every day are threatened with death in the event that hospital incubators cannot continue functioning due to lack of fuel, and that the vital departments in hospitals, including intensive care, operations, incubators, and examination and diagnostic devices, are also threatened with stoppage.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Health stated that 15 dialysis centers benefit from 10 thousand cases, of which five thousand are life-threatening cases of kidney dialysis due to the severe shortage of oil derivatives designated for dialysis centers in several governorates.

He pointed out the importance of providing fuel to provide health services to nearly 200,000 diabetics who need insulin and providing service to 40,000 diabetics.

While the director of the General Electricity Corporation, Ibrahim Qasim Al-Moayad, referred to the extent of the suffering of citizens as a result of the detention of oil derivative ships and preventing their entry to Hodeida port.

He pointed out that drinking water stations are likely to stop within a few days as a result of the electricity stations running out of fuel due to the continuation of the blockade, denouncing the continuation of the US-Saudi aggression coalition in acts of piracy against ships of oil derivatives.

Al-Moayad held the United Nations, the international community and international organizations the consequences of silence regarding the crimes of aggression and what the situation will lead to in the coming days.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation for the Irrigation and Land Reclamation Sector, Dr. Ezz Al-Din Al-Junaid, explained that many agricultural lands are experiencing desertification as a result of running out of fuel for irrigation due to the lack of oil derivatives and the continued detention of oil ships.

He indicated that there are direct and indirect damages to the agricultural sector due to the continuing acts of piracy on fuel ships, which threaten the sources of food security in Yemen.

While the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Abdullah Abdul-Wali called on international organizations that make money in the name of Yemen to look at the scale of the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen due to the continued detention of oil derivatives … stressing that the Yemeni people do not beg anyone, but appeals to the global conscience to stand by them to lift the blockade and allow entry of oil derivatives ships .

He pointed out that 1,200 facilities are threatened with stoppage, and some of them have stopped production due to the aggression’s piracy of oil derivatives, as well as six mills whose production has declined due to fuel shortages.

According to the head of the General Authority for Regulating Land Transport Affairs, Walid Al-Wadaei, that more than two thousand locomotives loaded with foodstuffs are still parked in the Salif area in Hodeidah due to the lack of fuel, which threatens a real food disaster if the aggression continues to detain oil ships.

He warned against stopping service activities in the event of continued piracy and detention of fuel ships and preventing their entry to the port of Hodeida .. indicating that 150 thousand means of transport and goods were affected due to the lack of fuel.

Whereas, the Director of the Public Telecommunications Corporation, Eng. Sadiq Musleh, explained that the ministry depends entirely on oil derivatives, and currently parts of it have begun to go out of work due to their lack of work.

The agent of the cleaning sector in the capital, Muhammad Sharaf al-Din, confirmed that in the absence of oil derivatives, cleaning equipment will stop, as well as the suspension of the transportation of two thousand tons of waste in the capital’s secretariat.

He pointed out that in the event that the transfer of 18 tons of medical waste from Amanat Al-Asimah was stopped, this would cause a major environmental disaster … indicating that the cleaning fund had only fuel that would cover a very small percentage for the transfer of waste.

The spokesman for the Yemeni Oil Company, Essam Al-Mutawakel, confirmed that the American-Saudi aggression is still holding 13 ships loaded with oil derivatives … indicating that the aggression countries hijack and absent the ships of oil derivatives for more than ten months and subject them to arbitrary measures.

He pointed out that the continuation of the siege on Yemen leaves a tragedy and a humanitarian catastrophe in every sense of the word, especially the sectors of electricity, health, water, environment, transportation and others.

“The oil company renews the calls of humanity on behalf of the citizens and sectors most affected by the lack of oil derivatives to the free and world organizations, to press for an urgent response to release the ships of oil derivatives.”

The press conference featured a presentation on the human suffering in Yemen due to the lack of oil products and thousands of locomotives carrying foodstuffs were stopped to supply them with fuel

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