Discussing the challenges facing the Mine Center to clear areas from aggression remnants

Assistant Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Administration and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohammed Fares, met today with the Acting United Nations Resident Coordinator in Yemen, Peter James Hawkin.

The meeting, in the presence of the Head of SCMCHA’s International Cooperation Department, Faisal Modhesh, the Director of the Executive Center for Mine Action, Brigadier General Ali Safra, and the representative of the United Nations Development Programme, Zeina Ali, discussed the challenges facing the Mine Action Center and ways to address them.

The Assistant Secretary-General of SCMCHA pointed out the disastrous effects that mines had on citizens, which killed hundreds of civilians during the period of aggression and truce.

He expressed that dozens of civilian were killed by the explosion of mines and cluster bombs during the recent period, which requires integrated efforts to remove mines and remnants of aggression as well as facilitate the return of the displaced to their areas.

Fares called Acting Resident Coordinator, and the United Nations Development Program for more efforts and work to continue supporting the Mine Center, apprectiating their efforts in supporting the Center during the previous period.

For his part, the Director of the Executive Center for Mine Action, Safra, called for cooperation with the Center in clearing the areas of the remnants of aggression and to continue its role in preserving people’s lives and preventing more victims.

He appreciated the interest of SCMCHA in following up on organizations, supporting the centre, and implementing projects with humanitarian partners in this field.

For his part, the Acting Resident Coordinator of UN and the representative of UNDP stressed the keenness to remove the remnants of war and find new projects during the coming year that ensure the continued cleansing of Yemeni areas of bombs and waste so that the displaced can return to their areas.

The meeting was attended by Turki Jamil, Director of UN and International Organizations of SCMCHA and Maria Rosaria, Deputy Director of OCHA in Yemen.

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