FOREIGN AID FARCE: Millions siphoned off by Yemen government from desperate civilians
United Nations’ aid, including basic food, is being stolen by Yemen’s tribal chiefs, leaders of the Houthi rebels or members of the General People’s Congress party, sources from the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have confirmed.
Aid is then being sold to merchants who drive up prices, or is distributed to friends and family instead of going straight to the 21.2 million people - or 80 per cent of the Yemen population - the UN has estimated are in need of humanitarian aid.
The British Government confirmed it has committed £85m in aid to Yemen, doubling its humanitarian... read more
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