A meeting in Hodeidah to discuss humanitarian challenges and ways to address them.

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Ibrahim Al-Hamli, met today, in Hodeidah Governorate, with the United Nations Resident Coordinator – Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator, Julian Harness.


The meeting, which was attended, in two separate meetings, by the representative of UNHCR in Yemen, Marine Dean, and the deputy representative of WFP, Simon, touched on a number of topics related to stopping food aid, the repercussions of this in exacerbating human suffering in Yemen, and ways to ensure its return.


They discussed views on ways to enhance humanitarian cooperation and direct the necessary resources to contribute to alleviating the human suffering experienced by the Yemeni people as a result of the aggression and siege.


The two sides confirmed the importance of strengthening joint efforts to enable the return of aid, to alleviate the humanitarian suffering experienced by Yemen.


In the meeting, the Secretary-General of SCMCHA stressed the importance of separating the humanitarian file from the political file, stressing the importance of working humanitarianly, away from politics, and finding supportive solutions to continue humanitarian work and achieve its desired objectives.


He pointed to the challenges that Yemen is experiencing in the various sectors most affected by the aggression and siege and the impact of this on the various service, relief and development sectors.


For his part, the United Nations Coordinator in Yemen highlighted the importance of international cooperation and concerted efforts to contribute to alleviating human suffering in Yemen, praising SCMCHA’s efforts in supporting humanitarian efforts in Yemen.


The meeting was attended by SCMCHA’s Director General of Monitoring and Evaluation, Mohammed Al-Razza.

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