IOM abandons its humanitarian mission,SCMCHA expresses regret for the migrants incident .
The Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation expressed deep regret at the incident in which migrants were injured in the IOM-supervised temporary shelter, which caused the deaths of 45 migrants and injured dozens of them.
In a statement today, the SCMCHA expressed regret that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) had abandoned its humanitarian mission to provide care and attention to migrants and alleviate their suffering.
He pointed out that IOM did not respond to the SCMCHA’s repeated letters and warnings about the continued stay of migrants in the shelter center and the necessity of starting their deportation to their countries.
It explained that the IOM had not worked to equip the shelter with the appropriate supplies that provided even the minimum requirements.
The statement pointed out that the organization has published misleading news and statistics to evade responsibility and influence local and international opinion.
The Council appreciated the serious and responsible handling of the relevant bodies and their efforts to provide full care for the victims of the unfortunate incident and the establishment of a commission of inquiry to determine the circumstances of the incident.
It also appreciated the honourable positions of the leaders of African communities in Sana’a and the humanitarian positions for many human organizations, activists and the media that dealt with the incident in humanitarian and professional terms.
The Council called on the United Nations to support the official authorities in Sana’a to strengthen protection, provide the most basic supplies at the shelter to deport them . Stressing that the issue of immigration and asylum seekers has a national, regional and international impacts.