Secretary General meets with representatives of international organizations working in Hodeidah.
The Secretary General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation(SCMCHA) AbdulMohsen Tawoos met today with representatives of organizations working in Hodeidah province.
The meeting discussed the progress of the humanitarian activities and programs of the international system working in Hodeidah and its neighboring provinces.
The meeting touched on ways to develop humanitarian work and response plans in accordance with the priorities and humanitarian needs of the current year and stressed the importance of joint action to conduct humanitarian work in order to alleviate the human suffering that Yemenis suffered as a result of the continuing aggression and blockade.
The meeting reviewed joint efforts to overcome the problems of humanitarian activities.
At the meeting, the Secretary-General confirmed the keenness of Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs(SCMCHA)to make the tasks and work of humanitarian organizations in Yemen successful as well as provide them with facilities to enable them to carry out their activities.
He pointed out the importance of the work of humanitarian partners in the Hodeidah axis through the branch of the Council to ensure the unification of channels and strengthen coordination between organizations and official authorities and organizations working in the province to implement projects that meet humanitarian needs.
Tawoos said international organizations shall know the tasks and powers of the Supreme Council, which was established to serve humanitarian work, address problems, if any, and facilitate the work of humanitarian organizations.
He stressed that the Council and its branches in the provinces deal responsibly with any problems of developing the necessary remedies in accordance with the available powers, to ensure the strengthening and sustainability of the humanitarian partnership.
He added that the current situation in Yemen required strengthening of the necessary protection procedure for all missions involved in humanitarian work for their own safety.
The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs revealed that the Council has begun to prepare a guidance and service guide in consultation with stakeholders in the organizations, which, while enriching and adhering to observations, will be resolved in the future to resolve the problems faced by organizations in carrying out their activities and facilitating their movements.
He said the lack of data and the lack of compliance with the requirements make the organization’s officials and staff vulnerable to accountability and arrest.
He said the rapid response projects for displaced persons will be carried out through OHCHR where the Supreme Council is in the process of drawing up an agreement on these projects.
“The evaluation and study of the need is not the prerogative of the organizations, it is the competence of the state and the Supreme Council,” he said. He pointed out that the Council is keen to create an integrated environment and a mechanism of action that serves humanitarian work without any obstacles.
For his part, The Director of the Council Branch in the province Jaber al-Razhi reviewed the activities carried out by the council branch in the province during the past period ,the services ,and facilities provided by the branch within the framework of the powers and tasks assigned to it.
He stressed the need to implement plans and aimed programs that improved the situation of displaced persons and citizens in various humanitarian areas and basic requirements.
Al-Razhi also stressed the council’s keenness to support the efforts of the organizations and facilitate their activities in order to achieve humanitarian objectives and deliver assistance to targets and displaced persons in the province. He pointed out that the evaluation and agreements are the main points of the work of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Hodeidah axis, Sonia Al-Masd, praised the keenness of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to meet with humanitarian partners.
She considered this meeting a step in the right direction to strengthen and activate the role of partnership and coordination between the two sides in order to ensure the progress of humanitarian work.
In turn, representatives of humanitarian partners confirmed the readiness to act in accordance with the contents and directions put forward by the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that serve the common interests.
The meeting was attended by the director of the council’s branch in Al-Mahweit governorate, Mutahar Sharaf, deputy director of the council’s sub-branches in Hodeidah, Abdullah al-Ahdal, Al-Mahweit Ahmed Marwan and the director of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hodeidah, Amed Ayoub.