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Yemeni information minister calls for UN envoy to visit Houthi-ravaged Taiz

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Yemeni information minister Moammar al-Eryani said on Sunday that the Yemeni government called on UN special envoy Martin Griffiths to visit the Houthi-ravaged city of Taiz.

The visit, according to the minister, would be crucial in stopping any further damage caused by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia on infrastructure and residential complexes in the city.

The civilian death toll has skyrocketed due to the grenades, mortar shells, and snipers used by the Houthis.

In a series of tweets al-Eryani said that “Taiz is off the UN’s radar despite its destitute humanitarian situation”. He also added that “this humanitarian crises is due to the harsh seize witnessed for four consecutive years as a result of the international community’s neglect to put an end to it”.

He also said that the Yemeni province of Taiz was the most impacted by the war which was sparked by the Houthi militias.

Taiz has the largest population among other governorates, and it has witnessed the highest magnitude of suffering.

Al-Eryani concluded his tweets with a question to the United Nations: “I ask the United Nations, why this bias?”