Ansarullah Calls on UN to End Saudi Airstrikes against Yemen
The Houthi Ansarullah movement has called on the United Nations [UN] to seek an end to Saudi Arabia&rsquos aggression against the country through a letter on Saturday.
The movement&rsquos head of foreign relations, Hussein al-Ezzi, said in a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday that, ’We look forward to your active humanitarian role in order to terminate the unjustified Saudi aggression against the besieged and oppressed people of Yemen’.
According to the letter, the fuel stored at Yemeni hospitals, where thousands of injured people are being treated, will be finished in the next 24 hours.
The UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross warned on Friday that fuel shortages are threatening to stop relief operations in Yemen.
Furthermore, the letter listed several areas targeted by Saudi airstrikes, including in the provinces of Ta&rsquoizz, al-Jouf, Ma&rsquorib, Aden and Sa&rsquoada, and Sa&rsquoawan neighborhood in Yemen&rsquos capital city of Sana&rsquoa.
The letter also read that scores of residents of Sa&rsquoawan were killed or injured in Saudi raids while they were asleep.
It added that Saudi warplanes regularly bomb Yemen&rsquos infrastructures, including hospitals as well as the people&rsquos houses and vehicles.
Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26- without a UN mandate- in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the country&rsquos fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.
Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its unlawful military operations on April 21, but airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting different areas across the country in a new phase.
The World Health Organization [WHO] said recently this week that 1,244 Yemenis lost their lives and 5,044 others were injured from March 19 to April 27. According to the WHO, hundreds of women and children are among the victims.