A deep gap… humanitarian assistance and actual need.
Hunger is eradication, displacement takes all her thinking ; how to feed her hungry children, who have received aid for two months, and then stopped suddenly.
She does not know the reason to stop the aid . Amal’s mother , 35 years , says: “ I have three children. We emigrate from Midi province where the father of the family dead by strike of Saudi –led coalition then we go to the house of our relative on capital Sana’a, we join to the list of food basket .we get assistance for two months.
But it suddenly stopped
In this part, one specialist of National Authority responded to our questions that the reason is that the targeting rate in the capital secretariat exceeded 140 thousand families where the aid has reached only 83 thousand families.
specialists added that the number of people in need of food assistance is 18 million people, while the support provided is barely enough for 8 million people. So it is distributed to those who are the most in need. During the preparation of this investigation, there have been many new developments on relief assistance, including the issuance of a new decision of President Mahdi Al-Mashat, Chairman of the Supreme Political Council, No. 178 of 2018, on the reorganization of the National Authority for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the disasters management , to be under the supervision of the Presidency of the Republic and National Security While the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva said that it provided displaced people with cash subsidies during 2018 in 14 governorates, $ 33 million .
While some accuse the National Authority of manipulating the disbursement of aid.
Many people are wondering about the mechanism of distribution of food aid and how to control its disbursement.
In turn, the newspaper laa asked Abdelwahab Sharaf Al-Dee.n, Director General of the National Authority for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, who explained that the organization is supervising in supervision way which called the supervision associated with the process of disbursement, through which data are verified and the target people as well. it is also monitored by international donor organizations.
In addition, there is a distinct presence of WFP’s implementing partner for food.
he adds, but there is a problem in the absence of mechanism observation to deepen the control and validity of the process. we depend on the normal control, which certainly not be accurate as required. we need to be long time to complete the required procedures.
The fate of assistances .
What is the fate of food aid? Where is it go ?
Sharaf al-Deen responded that it goes to displaced people from different governorates, and to other groups go to them in accordance with international standards recognized by all.
As for the complaints of some citizens that some lanes do not receive aid. Sharaf Al-Din asserts that this is true. The reason is that the targeting rate in the secretariat exceeded 140 thousand families, but the aid has reached only 83 thousand families, and this is the gap which cause some lanes to not reach the aid, pointing out that they are always working to arrange the situation, so that there is a mechanism to target all lanes, but it is on a monthly, or periodic.
We face a big problem with some international organizations , who want to adopt the list Unified target. it is a very big mistake.
According to Sharf AL Deen the humanitarian situation is critical, which we always talk about it with the organizations in official meetings.
It should be a clear targeting mechanism where there are promises from the WFP that the quantity will increase.
we are waiting for what we have promised, and we hope to see the positive action of this year, God willing.
Inattention organizations ..!
It noted that the organizations working in the field of relief are many where their numbers are increasing day by day .
In turn, we tried to get an accurate statistics from their source, said Sharaf Al Deen: This question is referred to the main center of the licensing authority. For us, we know that the international organizations are operating On Sana’a .
There are many organizations in many governorates distributed among international, regional, and local organizations.
We hope that the targeting of these organization is suitable with their many existing in coordination
with the concerned authorities.
Any organization in the field must have targets, and should has a mechanism to achieve result . if it does not do that , the existence and inexistence has the same result.
We went to the Authority’s building in Faj Attan, and we met with the specialist in the management of organizations Nawal Al-Kibsi, who said that the number of organizations working in the relief field is more than 49 international organizations, which is not an accurate statistical as she confirmed because there are also regional and local organizations.
The final statistic has not been prepared yet , so we asked her to prepare it and give us a copy of it. She refused to give us only through the department of media and coordination of organization management . A week passed and competent organizations procrastinate to respond, while we got statistics on the number of displaced and some questions from Hana al-Wajih, who said: The role of oversight in the follow-up process of awareness-raising in the case of activities related to moral support, and in the quality of materials provided if they do not meet the need or have other objectives contrary to the need of humanity, after studying the projects then agreements would be signed .
For organizations activity during the implementation of activity the organization raises reports for clarification of the details of the moves operations, which in turn is studying the details of the activities from a security hand in coordination with the relevant authorities, then license are granted on this basis.
If there is an accusation… it will be public .
Some accuse the Authority of manipulating the disbursement of aid, and complain about the lack of access to some lanes of the Sana’a , while some lanes have an abundance of food baskets.
Who accuses the Authority National ,we respond on brief that assistance started with
internal arrangements for the organization, and then the donor organization, or the donors select a partner whose oversight, evaluation and supervision role in humanitarian , sharf Al Deen said.
If there is an accusation of manipulation, it will be a general accusation, and not only directed at the National Authority , but it should be directed to the donor, the executor, and the sergeant who directs in the follow-up process in the field.
This always is the mouthpiece of the aggression. We are at the end of the fourth year of aggression.
Sharaf Al Deen concludes at the end of his response: the gap is large, and the gap is large, between the aid and the beneficiaries. the humanitarian situation is tragedy , because of the aggression and the US-Saudi blockade, which was applied to all land, air and sea ports, the transfer of the bank, caused a humanitarian disaster which based on barbaric acts in the economic and military field, and all aspects.
Therefore how will be manipulated while we suffer , and do everything we can. We work 16 hours in a day to serve the community. we don’t have time to feel comfort, which is not a favor of us, but It is a duty. It is considered out of jihad in honor of those who are unmoved in the fronts battle , the martyrs and the wounded.
Message for Expatriates
Sharaf Al Deen concluded by sending a message to the expatriates and urging them to support. He said , I would like to send a message through your newspaper, and I hope it in blond written .
When will you support your children?
When will you help them?
Are you waiting for the foreigner to help them? Are you waiting to help them who kills them day and night