Tawoos discusses with the Head of ICRC Mission in Yemen the work and services of the Mission.
The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdul Mohsen Tawoos, met today with the head of the Red Cross mission to Yemen, Franz Raukhinstein.
The meeting , in the presence of the Director of the Medical Services Department at the Ministry of Defense, Brigadier General Dr. Nasher Al-Qaoud, discussed the work of the mission and the services that it provides under the current circumstances in the country, especially with regard to floods, the placement of health quarantine as well as the support of military hospitals in Yemen.
Tawoos stressed the importance of the role of organizations in the current phase, in which many areas of Yemen are exposed to torrential rains, causing damage to housing and infrastructure, which requires a quick response to alleviate the suffering of those affected.
“The community’s perception of organizations will be negative if they slow down in providing services in emergency situations where the response should be swift,” he said.
He pointed out the importance of supporting military hospitals, which are under-available, as they provide medical and humanitarian services to patients where mostof them are civilians.
The Secretary-General of the Council of SCMCHA reaffirm the Council’s readiness to provide the mission and its personnel with the necessary facilities, enabling them to do their part to meet the current conditions that are a priority in the work.
In turn , Dr. Al-Qaoud pointed to the lack of support for military hospitals despite numerous meetings and many promises that receive many civilians.
He stressed the importance of following up what would be discussed and implemented to further provide the necessary support in order to alleviate the scale of human suffering.
The head of the Red Cross mission in Yemen noted the role of the Humanitarian Council for its cooperation with the mission and facilitating its work.
He stressed the ICRC’s keenness to provide possible support to the Yemeni people and alleviate their humanitarian suffering. He referred to the activities and procedures that are currently being implemented and followed up, which relate to the topics raised about the current situation and the priorities of the work required.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Hamza Hussein Stein, CommunicationS Officer of the Department of Services and Director of International Organizations Turki Jamil.