Mohammad Abdul-Salam was speaking on Monday as the United Nations launched a conference attended by representatives from more than 100 governments as well as donors, hoping to raise 3.85 billion dollars to prevent famine in the country.
“I implore all donors to fund our appeal generously today to stop famine engulfing the country. Every dollar counts,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said as the conference, co-hosted by Sweden and Switzerland, opened.
Abdul-Salam said holding conferences on humanitarian aid to Yemen helps the aggressors improve their image rather than help Yemen.
“Conferences help aggressor states to identify themselves as obliging not hostile or aggressor states which must end the siege and aggression,” the spokesman said.\
Abdul-Salam also underlined on his personal Twitter page that stopping the aggression and lifting the blockade is the biggest help Yemen can ever receive.
“The best services that the Saudi-led coalition provides to Yemen are nothing but daily airstrikes, brutal siege, the blockade of oil products and the closure of Sana’a International Airport, and the human consequences thereof.”
Abdul-Salam blamed the Saudi-led coalition for all the crisis in Yemen.
أكبر مساعدة لليمن آتية من قبل دول العدوان بما تقدمه من غارات يومية وحصار جائر ومنع المشتقات النفطية وإغلاق مطار صنعاء الدولي، وما نتج عن ذلك من كوارث إنسانية .— محمد عبدالسلام (@abdusalamsalah) March 1, 2021
The UN, which describes Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, is seeking to raise the 3.85 billion dollars from donors, including wealthy Persian Gulf nations, after falling 1.5 billion dollars short of the required 3.4 billion last year.