The Guardian reports on a joint letter signed by aid agencies including Islamic Relief, highlighting the potential impact of designating the Houthi movement in Yemen.

Read the full report in the Guardian: UK plan to label Houthis as terrorists risks disaster in Yemen, aid bodies warn

Yemen could be afflicted by an even worse humanitarian catastrophe if the UK government goes ahead with a plan to designate the Houthi rebels as a terrorist group, leading aid agencies have warned cabinet ministers in a letter.

The 11 UK agencies are some of those most active in Yemen, and include Save the Children, Care, the International Rescue Committee and Islamic Relief.

In the letter seen by the Guardian, the agencies said: “The likely ‘chilling effect’ on banks and other commercial actors could prove catastrophic for the millions of Yemenis already at risk from hunger, conflict and disease.”

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