Saudi oil blockade on Yemen causing unmitigated disaster across the country

Saudi oil blockade on Yemen causing unmitigated disaster across the country

Several Ministries of the National Salvation Government in Sana’a have on Sunday condemned the unjustified blockade on the country by Saudi-led countries, which continues to have a negative impact on the lives of people, especially the continued detention of fuel ships.

This came during a press conference held by the Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) along with a number of ministries and sectors affected by the lack of oil.

The Ministry of Electricity condemned the invaders’ actions in detaining oil derivatives, and preventing them from entering the port of Hodeidah.

The affected ministries indicated that drinking water stations are likely to shut down within a few days, as well as other vital sectorsdue to the oil derivatives blockade.

For its part, the Ministry of Health confirmed that public and private hospitals throughout the country are threatened with closure during the next few days due to the suffocating oil crisis.

The ministry said that it has received warning calls from all hospitals and health centers about the the imminent closure of their doors if the coalition continued to prevent the entry of fuel.

More than 220 caesarean sections are planned to take place under dire circumstances during the next 24 hours, the ministry added, noting that the lives of 200 newborn children every day are threatened, if hospital incubators were to shut down.

The vital departments in hospitals (intensive care, operations, incubators,…) are threatened with a sudden halt as well, the ministry confirmed.

In the same context, the Ministry of Trade and Industry appealed to the free people of the world to stand by Yemen for lifting this injustice from the besieged Yemeni people.

The ministry revealed that 1,200 facilities are threatened with suspension or have stopped production, due to the coalition’s piracy of oil derivatives vessels, which has negatively affected the industrial sector.

For its part, the Ministry of Transport made it clear that Yemen suffers from the interruption of road transport due to the continued detention of oil derivatives, indicating that more than 2,000 truck locomotives loaded with foodstuffs are parked in Al-Salif district in Hodeidah province, lacking fuel.

The Ministry of Telecommunications confirmed that its sector depends entirely on oil derivatives, and now parts of them are starting to go out of service due to the lack of petrol and diesel.

Officials in the cleaning sector explained that the lack of oil would cause the suspension of all cleaning equipment and the collection of 2,000 tons of waste from inside the capital city daily.

They pointed out that the transport of 18 tons of medical and hazardous waste from the capital Sana’a is at risk of stopping, which would present a potential environmental disaster.

The YPC and the ministries held the United Nations and the international community responsible for the consequences of their silence over the crimes of the coalition, calling on them to fake firm and swift positions to lift the blockade on oil derivatives.