Tawoo meets the director of the ECHO office and representatives of the Swiss agency.
The Secretary General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation(SCMCHA), AbdulMohsen Tawoos, met on Tuesday with the Director of the Office of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Operations of the European Union Aldo Boldini, representatives of the Swiss agency and representatives of the OCHA.
The meeting, which was attended by the head of the Department of Humanitarian Cooperation, Manaa al-Asal, discussed the issues of the mechanisms of cooperation and administrative coordination in the strategic, supervisory and operational aspects ,also the mechanisms of the work of humanitarian organizations in Yemen and the role of the Council in the process of coordinating and facilitating the course of humanitarian work as well as the ways to overcome Challenges and difficulties that may face humanitarian workers in the field of work.
The Secretary General of the Supreme Council stressed the keenness of the authorities and the Council to provide possible facilities to organizations working in the field of humanitarian work in order not to breach national laws and the exceptional situation that Yemen is going through as a result of the aggression.
He pointed out that any procedure are taken in order to protect and maintain the security and safety of humanitarian workers in Yemen, which the authorities pay most attention to as they work in the field of providing assistance to alleviate the severity of human suffering, which is considered the greatest in the world according to reports of the United Nations and organizations Working in Yemen.
He stressed that there is flexibility in the discussion and efforts to find appropriate solutions to all problems and challenges because the common goal that brings all together is humanitarian action and the provision of humanitarian assistance to the most needy. He hoped that donors will work on the transition from the emergency phase in Providing assistance to the stage of development and sustainable projects that will support the Yemeni people to overcome the difficult humanitarian situation imposed on them as a result of the siege and the aggression that has been going on for five years.
He pointed out that such meetings with donors would expand the joint cooperation, and close the outlets of fallacies and misinformation that some parties are trying to promote, while the reality illustrates the efforts made by the authorities representing the Supreme Council in order to facilitate and conduct the work of humanitarian organizations working in Yemen and providing security and protection for it.
He explained that millions of Yemenis need humanitarian assistance at various levels and in the many areas known in international humanitarian work, which necessitates the need to strengthen interaction and joint coordination and overcome obstacles in order to support the most affected and needy under the difficult situation Yemen is going through.
The director of the ECHO office confirmed the keenness of donors and the European Union represented by its humanitarian organizations to support the humanitarian aspect in Yemen.
He pointed out the importance of dealing with things flexibly and positively and working hard to find solutions and remedies for all that would hinder the course of humanitarian work. He pointed out that donors and supportings hope to achieve more cooperation with government agencies and authorities to support different areas of humanitarian work and work to overcome the difficulties and problems to move forward in the field of humanitarian work that supports the Yemeni people.