Monday 11 January 2021 / 12:00 PM Anna McMorrin / International Development

Anna McMorrin responds to US designation of Yemen Houthis as terrorist organisation

Anna McMorrin MP, Labour’s Shadow International Development Minister, commenting on the United States designating Yemen’s Houthis as a terrorist organisation, said:

“This damning decision to designate Yemen’s Houthis as a terrorist organisation will have a catastrophic impact on the distribution of life-saving aid amidst the world’s gravest humanitarian crisis.

“Millions of innocent Yemenis who have no free choice to live under Houthi control will pay the price for this dangerous move which represents a last-ditch attempt by the outgoing Trump administration to tie the diplomatic hands of President-Elect Biden and drive a coach and horses through his promised peace efforts.

“The UK Government must heed Labour, the United Nations and humanitarian aid sector’s calls to show diplomatic leadership and work with the Biden administration and international community to mitigate the impact on humanitarian aid and work towards a lasting political resolution.”