Secretary General meets new UNHCR representative
The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation(SCMCH) Abdul Mohsen Tawoops met today with the new resident representative of UNCHR in Yemen, John Nicholas.
The meeting, in the presence of The Head of the Department of International Cooperation, Manaa Al-Asal and the Deputy Representative of the High Commissioner for The Awain, Martin Athar, discussed aspects of cooperation and coordination between the Council and UNHCR and the joint working mechanisms that ensure continuity of work and achieve the desired results to alleviate the suffering of the displaced and affected.
In the meeting, Tawoos confirmed the readiness of the Supreme Council to provide all the necessary facilities for the UNHR’s work and the performance of the tasks assigned to it.
He stressed the importance of binding by the rules of humanitarian work and to respect the country’s national laws, as it would facilitate work and cheive humanitarian goals.
The Secretary General of the Council pointed out the importance of expanding UNCHR’s activity so that it can meet the needs of displaced people quickly, especially in emergency situations, which require rapid intervention, as well as the need to study and prepare plans for the return of displaced persons to places where they can return in a safe manner according to a well-thought-out plan to be developed and Implementing it through full coordination with the authorities represented by the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs, which is the only way through which organizations can deal.
He pointed out that a joint committee has been formed from both parties to discuss all the problems and develop appropriate solutions and remedies, and the committee has a number of solutions that will ensure the continuity of work under partnership, coordination and fruitful cooperation that serves the course of humanitarian action.
He hoped that UNHCR would seek to implement the agreements that it has committed to and play the humanitarian role assigned to it.
For his part, Nicholas stressed the commission’s commitment to cooperate and coordinate with the national authorities represented by the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and to make all efforts with regard to the issues of displaced persons and contribute to alleviating suffering and promoting humanitarian work. He praised the council’s efforts to Provid facilities to humanitarian organizations working in Yemen.ً