The announcement by a United Nations organization of supporting the Iran-backed Houthis with SUVs met with widespread resentment and despair among Yemenis.
In early January, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with funding from the World Bank, provided 32 "Hilux double-deck model 2022" SUVs to the Houthis under the banner of "Desert Locust Control" in a scene showing the involvement of the United Nations in providing direct support to a The Houthi group, which poses a threat not only to Yemen, but also to neighboring countries, the region and the world as a whole.
Informed sources confirmed that the (FAO) handed the vehicles to the Houthi leader, Ali Al-Kahlani, head of the so-called International Cooperation Department in the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs of the internationally unrecognized Houthi government, who in turn signed a report and only formally handed them over to the locust center of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation in Sana'a.
However, the sources told Khabar Agency that Houthi leaders attended after the handover process to the locust center in the ministry and took all the vehicles to a workshop to remove the ministry's slogans and use them in their movements and transport their fighters to the battle fronts.
A number of international organizations continue to support Iran-backed Houthis in their futile war that they have been waging against Yemenis for nearly eight years, by providing in-kind and cash assistance.
Earlier, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) handed over 20 SUVs to the Houthi in Hodeidah Governorate, under the pretext of helping them remove the mines they are planting in various Yemeni regions, as they planted about two million mines of all kinds.
In early February 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) delivered a new batch of four-wheel drive ambulances to the Ministry of Health of the internationally unrecognized Houthi government in Sana'a.
The (WHO) also delivered 50 ambulances as a second batch to the Houthis, after providing 40 vehicles earlier, all of them went to the battle fronts, not to the government hospitals.