branch of the General Authority for Regulating Land Transport Affairs in the Capital Secretariat has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe due to the suspension of more than 150,000 means of transporting goods and passengers in the Municipality and the governorates due to the lack of fuel.
In the protest stand organized by the Authority’s branch and the Yemeni Oil Company today in front of the United Nations office in Sana’a, the Director of the Authority’s branch, Muhammad al-Shahari, denounced the criminal acts practiced by the Aggression Alliance against the Yemeni people and maritime piracy against ships of oil derivatives and not allowing them to enter the port of Hodeida.
He denounced the silence of the United Nations, its flawed position and the failure to fulfill its humanitarian duty, indicating that these practices are inconsistent with human values and international agreements and treaties, and is an unprecedented maritime piracy threatening the security and safety of navigation in the Red Sea.
The statement issued by the authority’s branch affirmed that the continued aggression in detaining oil derivative ships portends a humanitarian catastrophe due to the suspension of service sectors, especially the transport sector, which is considered a lifeline.
The statement condemned the shameful international silence and the failure of the United Nations to disavow its duty and failure to respond to the demands of launching oil derivative ships despite the difficult conditions Yemen is going through.
The statement called on the free people of the world to stand by the Yemeni people by putting pressure on the United Nations to fulfill its duty of aggression and blockade on Yemen.
While the Yemeni Oil Company confirmed that the forces of the American-Saudi aggression are still holding 14 oil ships, including a ship loaded with diesel fuel, and a ship loaded with home gas, in addition to the detention of 12 oil ships with a load of (354,770) tons of gasoline and diesel, for varying periods of time reaching the maximum for the detained ships Currently more than ten months of unprecedented maritime piracy.
The company’s statement condemned the arbitrary practices of piracy against fuel ships despite the completion of all inspection and auditing procedures and their obtaining UN permits .. considering that a violation of the relevant UN configurations of the provisions of the International Convention on Human Rights, the rules of international humanitarian law and all applicable laws and customs.
For his part, the head of the Transport and Communications Union, Abd al-Muthanna al-Gharbani, warned of the repercussions of the continuing piracy actions on fuel ships and preventing them from entering the port of Hodeida, which may have caused a humanitarian disaster in Yemen.
He pointed out that most of the service and vital sectors, especially health, transportation and water, have become threatened with stoppage and their inability to provide their services to citizens due to the lack of fuel.
He pointed out that oil derivatives have become an important and indispensable necessity for the continuation of life, calling on the international community, the United Nations and humanitarian organizations to urgently intervene to pressure the coalition of aggression to allow the entry of fuel ships and work to prevent their detention in the future.
For his part, Director of Aircraft Catering at Sana’a International Airport Nasr Al-Ruwaishan pointed out that most of the service sectors, especially transportation and health, are about to stop performing their services to citizens.
He stressed that the continuation of criminal piracy and its various disastrous repercussions have not been matched by any serious and concrete action by the United Nations as it is the international body concerned with facilitating the entry of imports of basic goods.
He called on the free people of the world to stand with the Yemeni people and organize protests to demand the release of fuel ships and to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.