Yemeni protest vigil denounces Saudi blockade of oil transports

Yemeni protest vigil denounces Saudi blockade of oil transports

The General Authority for Organising Land Transport Affairs in the Yemeni capital Sana’a has on Wednesday warned of a humanitarian catastrophe as a result of the suspension of service sectors, especially the transport sector, due to the lack of fuel.

“More than 150,000 means of transport for goods and passengers in the capital and the provinces are threatened, as a result of the lack of fuel,” Director of the Authority’s branch, Mohammad al-Shahari, said during a protest vigil held in front of the United Nations office in Sana’a.

Al-Shahari condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s piracy on ships carrying oil derivatives and the fact that they do not allow them to enter the port of Hodeida.

A statement, issued at the vigil, denounced the silence of the United Nations, its flawed position and failure to fulfill its humanitarian duty in fighting these practices, which are inconsistent with human values and international agreements and treaties.

The statement called on the free people of the world to stand by the Yemeni people and exert pressure on the United Nations to do its duty to end the aggression and siege on Yemen.