UN aid official urges US to reconsider destructive plans regarding Yemen

UN aid official urges US to reconsider destructive plans regarding Yemen

United Nations aid official Martin Lowcock has urged Washington on Thursday to reverse its plane to designate Ansarullah in Yemen as a “foreign terrorist organisation.”

According to Reuters, Lowcock warned that this step would drag the country into “famine on a scale not seen in nearly 40 years.”

In prepared remarks for a briefing of the UN Security Council, seen by Reuters, Lowcock is set to tell the 15-member body that a US plan to issue licenses and exemptions to allow aid agencies to continue working will not prevent a worsening famine in Yemen, which relies almost solely on imports.

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