UN accuses Yemen’s government, Houthis of money laundering and embezzlement

In a new report, independent United Nations sanctions monitors accuse Yemen’s government of money laundering and corruption “that adversely affected access to adequate food supplies.”

Civil war-torn Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and is reportedly on the verge of a large-scale famine with millions of civilians at risk

The UN report accuses the pro-Iranian proxy militia of diverting at least $1.8 billion in 2019 from taxes collected in areas under Houthi control. According to the UN monitors, “a large portion” was used to finance the Houthi military campaigns against the central Yemeni government. The Houthis have so far not responded to the accusations in the report.