Yemeni petroleum sector workers state protest at Sana'a UN office

Yemeni petroleum sector workers state protest at Sana'a UN office

Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) employees have on Tuesday held a protest sit-in in front of the office of the UN envoy in Sana’a, in order to denounce the continued detention of fuel ships by the US-backed Saudi-led coalition.

In a statement issued at the sit-in, the company’s staff held the United Nations and its officials fully responsible for the aggravation of the humanitarian catastrophe and the deterioration of the living conditions of the Yemeni people as a result of the cessation of supplying the electricity, water and health sectors with the necessary fuel for their operations.

They denounced the escalation of the coalition and its perpetration of crimes against civilians and civil facilities, the latest of which was the Saudi bombing of an aircraft catering department at Sana’a International Airport and the vicinity of the company’s station in Bayhan city, which killed two employees and injured four others while they were performing their work.

In their statement, the company’s employees called on the free people of the world to stand by the grievances of the Yemeni people and to put pressure on the American regime to stop the piracy and lift the siege on the port of Hodeidah, and to stop targeting the civil and service sectors, especially the petroleum company.

The statement pointed out that the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes its threats of targeting the port of Hodeidah reflect the extent of the coalition’s disregard for the Charter of the United Nations and its laws aimed at maintaining international peace and security.

“The coalition forces commit the crime of piracy on the ships carrying fuel, food, and medicine destined for the port of Hodeidah, despite them having been inspected by the UN Verification and Inspection Committee in Djibouti and obtaining licenses,” the statement added.