Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar al-Iryani criticized the UN for providing Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh with $14 million to remove mines.
Iryani said in a statement published by the Yemeni news agency SABA that this aid is tantamount to a reward to their crimes and murder of civilians as it encourages them to plant more mines which killed and injured thousands of civilians, including women and children.
Yemeni news outlets reported that the UN provided $14 million to the Executive Mine Action Center in Sanaa which the militias control. The UN and its office in Sanaa have so far not responded to these reports.
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