المجلس الأعلى لإدارة وتنسيق الشؤون الإنسانية والتعاون الدولي

Tawoos: There are a number of deportees in quarantine in Afar in need of urgent assistance.

Secretary General of the Council of Humanitarian Affairs Abdul Mohsen Tawoos confirmed that a committee composed of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs, the Ministry of Health and the local authority in Al-Bayda has been formed to solve the problem of the tragic situation of expatriates in Afar as a result of their deportation from several countries in large numbers.

The committee has allocated places in the quarantine for the arrivals to undergo the necessary tests and procedures as a precautionary measure, Tawoos told the Official News Agency of Yemen (Saba).

He pointed out that the quarantine at Afar port lacks medical and shelter services where the organizations don’t t provide basic needs, except 3,000 blankets, 2,000 brushes and 200 tents provided by the Foundation for Sustainable Development yesterday.

He also said quarantine centers need reservoirs, toilets, roving baths, trains and drinking water filters. He called on UNICEF and UN organizations to carry out their duties in this regard.

He pointed out that the places allocated to the. quarantine need field hospitals and medical supplies urgently. He called on the concerned organizations to provide medical camps, shelter supplies, medicines, food and sterile places in the quarantine areas as soon as possible.

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs, The United Nations Humanitarian called Coordinator for Yemen, Liz Grandi, to provide all the needs agreed upon on March 19th. He also added the United Nations and its affiliated organizations are fully responsible for any failure to provide services necessary for those present at the ports.

Tawoos praised the efforts of the Ministry of Health, security agencies, the local authority and the Branch of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs in Al-Bayda governorate regarding precautionary measures for arrivals at the ports.

He praised the cooperation of the people of Al-Bayda governorate, including social figures, merchants and citizens, who played a prominent role in supporting the concerned parties and providing as much food and water as possible to the arrivals.

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs, who are in the ports, called for adherence to the measures taken by the rescue government and to submit to precautionary measures in quarantine for their safety and the safety of the Yemeni people.

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