Red Cross fears US move against Yemen’s Houthis to block aid By Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it feared that the US designation of Houthi fighters in Yemen as a terrorist group would have a “chilling effect” on the delivery of vital aid to civilians. sick and hungry. . ICRC operations director Dominik Stillhart said the agency urged states imposing such measures to consider “humanitarian exceptions” to mitigate any negative impacts on populations and impartial aid. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the measure, which will include sanctions against the movement and three of its leaders, on Sunday, hours after Reuters reported it. It will take effect on January 19, the Trump administration’s last full day in office.

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