Corruption of UN organizations and agencies in Yemen
The Hadi Economic Committee published data on its official website, "Summary of the Corruption Report of United Nations Organizations in Yemen," which included the magnitude and quality of massive corruption and the extent of tampering with donor funds provided to the hungry in Yemen.
The data revealed the most important corruption and fraud charges practiced by UN international staff in Yemen in contractual work, recruitment, embezzlement, fraud, waste of funds, reluctance to publish spending lists, as well as direct partnership with the Houthis in looting, providing protection and instructing them. To impede international inspectors from entering their areas of control.
The corrupt practices of United Nations personnel in the field of contracting were: "implementing dozens of suspicious contracts without fulfilling the required procedures and documents, implementing non-competitive and unsupervised procurement contracts, dealing with multimillion-dollar organizations and companies and contracting them with merchants belonging to the Houthi militia."
According to data attributed by the Economic Commission to the UN report on the investigation of corruption within its own agencies related to relief efforts in Yemen, its employees have appointed unqualified persons belonging to the Houthi militia in high salaries and paid salaries in the name of fictitious employees.
The report also said that millions of dollars were lost, deposited by UN agency staff in Yemen in personal bank accounts of employees belonging to the Houthi militia, as well as the transfer of millions of dollars in cash directly to employees without explaining how it was disbursed and paying fees for services unknown to Houthi-affiliated companies.
The report said that international staff coordinated with the Houthi militia to steal tons of donated medicines and fuel and use them to finance Houthi military operations, and to secure Houthi leaders by enabling them to travel on vehicles of international agencies, in exchange for the Houthis hindered UNICEF inspectors from entering the country, Confiscation of documents and evidence proving their corruption and the Houthis
The report pointed out that financial and administrative controls are unsatisfactory at the lowest levels, and no reports on the use and management of donor funds for humanitarian aid in Yemen, as well as cooperation with the Houthi militia for the illicit enrichment of aid.
According to the data received, a staff member of the Houthi militia working for the WHO office instructed the Houthi militia to confiscate computers, equipment and electronic disks on the organization's inspectors at Sana'a International Airport, which contained information proving that the Houthi militia had stolen humanitarian aid funds.
According to the Economic Commission, the report described the ongoing investigation as not up to the level of tracking the millions of dollars lost for relief programs, most of which have been turned into the coffers of Houthi officials.