Yemeni Information Minister Moammar Al Eryani called the donation of armored vehicles to Al Houthi a new “UN scandal and seriously puts Yemenis’ lives at risk”.

On Tuesday, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced providing 20 Hilux armored vehicles to the Yemen Executive Action Centre (YEMAC), a militant-controlled agency, to support its purported demining efforts in the Red Sea city of Hodeida.

“It is regrettable that the funding, offered by the sisterly and friendly countries to Yemen’s UN relief programmes, is diverted to finance Al Houthis’ mine-making programmes under Iranian supervision,” Al Eryani added in a series of tweets.