المجلس الأعلى لإدارة وتنسيق الشؤون الإنسانية والتعاون الدولي

Meeting discusses reasons for slowing down organizations and their interventions in facing Corona.

A meeting in Sana’a today, chaired by the head of the Committee of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs Jaber al Razhi, to follow up on the needs of confronting the Coronavirus , discussed why organizations are slowing down in urgent interventions to support Yemen’s efforts to fight the virus.

At the meeting, which was attended by Council’s Head of The Single Window Sector Hamza al-Mukhtar and Deputy Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Crispin Rocasha, UNICEF representatives, the International Organization for Migration, UNHCR and the United Nations Population Fund, al-Razhi stressed the importance of working to provide the necessary precautionary measures to deal with the coronavirus and provide the necessary possibilities.

He stressed that  international humanitarian organizations should play their role in strengthening precautionary measures to confront Corona and prevent its entry into Yemen.

He pointed out the importance of serious and responsible action and not to slow down during this stage in light of the exceptional conditions that the country is going through, which holds humanitarian organizations responsible for this.

In turn, Hamza al-Mukhtar, head of the Single-window Sectore and a member of the joint committee, pointed to the difficulties faced by those subject to the precautionary quarantine at the ports due to the lack of resources, health safety requirements and basic services.

Since last Thursday, a committee has been set up to follow up on what has been achieved by the organizations in the framework of providing needs and providing urgent services, materials and supplies, and it has been proven that the organizations have not achieved what they should, and this is unfortunate in an emergency situation that requires urgent intervention.

The Deputy Director of the OCHA Office confirmed that he will continue to provide the necessary support to confront Corona. He pointed out that humanitarian organizations working in Yemen appreciate the humanitarian situation of the Yemeni people and seek to provide support and intervention, especially in the ports of the provinces of priority

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