U.S. Blacklisting of Yemen’s Houthis May Cause ‘Large-Scale Famine,’ U.N. Warns

Warning that Yemen could be consumed by a large-scale famine, top relief officials at the United Nations implored the United States on Thursday to scrap its blacklisting of Yemen’s Houthi insurgent group, arguing that the move could effectively sever food deliveries to a country where millions already face the threat of starvation.

The warning, made at a Security Council briefing on the six-year-old war ravaging Yemen, came four days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in one of his final acts as the top diplomat of the Trump administration, said he was classifying the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization.

Read More : https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/world/middleeast/yemen-famine-houthis.html

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