Houthis kidnapped 50 UN and US agency workers

Last Updated on June 8, 2024 10:21 am

The country’s Houthi rebels have been accused of abducting 50 workers working for the United Nations, the United States and other foreign organizations in Yemen.

The country’s Human Rights Minister Arman Ahmed has given this information on Friday.

He said, among them, there are 18 workers working in different organizations of the United Nations. They work in organizations like UNDP, OCHA and WFPA. And 32 are members of the US-funded National Democratic Institute, Germany’s GIZ and other organizations.

Houthi rebels control Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and hold large parts of the country’s north. Yesterday they raided various houses and offices in the capital. At this time, the Houthi rebels seized the phones and computers of those officials.

The internationally recognized government of Yemen, which controls southern Yemen, said the UN officials were human rights activists and worked on humanitarian issues.

Reuters contacted the United Nations and NDI to find out about this. But they did not comment on this. The spokesperson of the Houthi rebels also refused to say anything about this.

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