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Urgent call from Hussein Al-Hajooree to help Dammaj, Yemen
A call for help was issued yesterday by a man from the province of Saada, Yemen.
Hussein Al-Hajooree, who was identified to be speaking on behalf of Darul-Hadeeth in Dammaj, called upon world aid organizations in the Muslims world and world in general to rescue more than 12.000 people who having been living under embargo by the Houthis militia for more than a month.
Speaking to as-sharq al-awsat newspaper in London, he said that the total siege which has been imposed by the Houthis for a month and five days has prevented the arrival of food, water and medicine to the whole province. He lamented, “The price of the sack of wheat has soared from 5.000 Yemeni rials (23$) to 30.000 Yemeni rials (140$) inside Saada and despite that it is not available in shops”. He added “the flour is sold today in Dammaj by kilo. And some people are living only on dry bread”.
Hussein Al-Hajooree also said: “A number of new born babies have died in the hospice inside the camp due to the lack of medication”. He added: “the Houthis are fighting us because we are not upon their way. They are trying to impose their creed on the people who live in the province after it has fallen into their hands. They are working to become like Hezbollah in Lebanon, a state within a state”. He wondered “where are the aid organizations from this perilous situation?”
News came out yesterday that eight children has died due to the lack of nutrition and medical supplies. Three old men have also died due to the absence of their regular medication. The Red Cross has attempted, as well as other local figures, to send aid to the besieged areas but all these efforts were sabotaged by the stubborn Houthis. Rbab Ar-Rifaa’ee, the spokeswoman of the Red Cross in the capital Sana mentioned that the Red Cross is contacting all the involved parties to reach a deal. But she reinstated that until now no aid was allowed into Dammaj.
She said that she is aware of the aid convoy sent by locals and hoped that it will be allowed in. However she declined to mention who is blocking the aid from reaching the besieged people. Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat has tried to speak to the representative of the Red Cross in Saada but he declined to comment which indicated that he could be facing threats if he speaks up.
According to mareb press, the Houthis have prevented people from going to preform hajj. They have also prevented sick people from getting treatment. Up to 200 children are at risk of dying due to the lack of food, water and medical supplies. The Houthis have blocked an aid convoy from reaching Dammaj claiming that it contains weapons, even though the carries offered for the caravans to be searched but the Houthis refused that.
Local news agencies have reported a saying that is circulating between those who are watching closely the activities of the Houthis. It is goes like this “the sacred emblem of the Houthis is death to America, death to Israel, may the Jews be cursed, and victory is for Islam. But the only thing we so far see from them is death to Saada, death to Al-Jawf (an area near Saada), may Dammaj be cursed and victory for the Houthi.”