Sheikh Shams Al-Din Sharaf, the Houthi Mufti of Yemen, said in a June 21, 2019 sermon that aired on Al-Masirah TV (Yemen) that the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) is a tool used by foreign intelligence agencies and the U.N. – which he described as "putty" in the hands of America, Israel, Britain, and France – to carry out plots, lies, and deception under the pretext of the suffering and hunger of the Yemeni people. He said that such organizations get rich by hoarding global aid through the WFP, which he said gives the Yemenis poisoned and spoiled food that causes diseases and catastrophes. Sheikh Sharaf also claimed that, according to "reliable" countries and sources that work with the WFP, it sends intelligence such as the location of Ansar Allah members to Yemen's enemies.
Shams Al-Din Sharaf: "The World Food Programme (WFP) is one of the tools of the intelligence agencies. It is a tool for plots, lies, and deception, and it is being used by the United Nations, which is, in fact, putty in the hands of America, Israel, Britain, and France. Under the pretext of the suffering, poverty, and hunger of the Yemeni people, they are still peddling the lives of all these people. They get filthy rich by hoarding what you think is global aid via the WFP. Recently, they have brought us poisoned and spoiled food, which causes diseases and catastrophes. They are killing us from all directions – from the sky, from the land, left, right, and center, and by pretext of their so-called humanism. They are killing us from all directions. The truth is that they are nothing but tools of intelligence agencies. They send coordinates. We have received reliable information from several countries. People who work with these organizations have seen coordinates in their offices. They provide the aggressors' operations rooms with coordinates for the location of Ansar Allah in Hodeidah and elsewhere. This is what the human rights organizations are doing."