UN calls on US to reverse labelling Huthi rebels 'terrorists'

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United States must cancel its decision to classify Yemen’s Huthi rebels as “terrorists” to avoid the risk of a famine not seen for decades, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Thursday. “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-general for humanitarian affairs. He said exemptions to allow aid agencies to deliver supplies, as suggested by Washington, would not be sufficient to avoid a famine, adding…

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