Fearing famine, UN calls on US to reverse Huthi 'terrorists' label

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United States must cancel its decision to classify Yemen’s Huthi rebels as “terrorists” to avoid a catastrophic famine, several United Nations officials told the Security Council on Thursday. The terrorist classification has drawn criticism from aid groups, the European Union and many others over fears it will exacerbate the already dire humanitarian crisis in war-ravaged Yemen. “What is the likely humanitarian impact? The answer is a large-scale famine on a scale that we have not seen for nearly 40 years,” said Mark Lowcock, the UN undersecretary-gen…

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