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STC Presidium Warns of Continued Houthi Targeting of Relief Ships to Ports of the South

The Presidium of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) has warned against the continued targeting of relief and commercial ships coming to the ports of the South by the terrorist Houthi militia.

The Presidium, in its regularly scheduled meeting held today, Thursday, chaired by Mr. Fadhl Mohammed Al-Gaadi, member of the STC’s Presidium and Secretary-General of the General Secretariat, expressed its condemnation of the terrorist targeting of the ship “Sea Champion” by the terrorist Houthi militia drone the day before yesterday while it was on its way to the port of Aden, carrying thousands of tons of humanitarian assistance.

The Presidium confirmed that the terrorist attacks launched by the Houthi militia on relief and cargo vessels coming to the ports of Aden will definitely entail catastrophic consequences that exacerbate the repercussions of the dire humanitarian crisis that our people are experiencing, calling on the regional and international community to take serious action to curb the arrogance of this terrorist militia.

In a separate context, the Presidium stood before the efforts being exerted to strengthen and support the presence of civil society organizations in the governorates of the South to play their role in the humanitarian and relief fields.

In this respect, the Presidium highlighted the need to empower civil society organizations in the governorates of the South, enhance their participation in peacemaking, and involve them in implementing humanitarian interventions funded by UN agencies and international non-governmental organizations, due to their proven ability and efficiency in delivering humanitarian aid to those who are in need in all areas and governorates of the South.

At the end of its meeting, the Presidium discussed a range of security issues on the national scene and a number of organizational topics related to the work of the various bodies of the STC and took the appropriate measures.

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