المجلس الأعلى لإدارة وتنسيق الشؤون الإنسانية والتعاون الدولي

Tawoos meets UN Under-Secretary-General and his delegation

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Abdul Mohsen Tawoos, met today with the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Fund for Population Dr. Natalia Kanm and her delegation that currently visiting Yemen.

During the meeting, they discussed the repercussions of the humanitarian crisis that the Yemeni people are going through, as a result of the aggression and the blockade that has exacerbated the humanitarian situation.

Tawoos said UNFPA should return to provide more support to hospitals and health centres that was previously provided by the UNFPA.

He said the continued siege and closure of Sana’a International Airport have led to a marked deterioration in the health situation, as well as the lack of oil derivatives has caused the partial closure of some services in hospitals and health centers which increased the suffering of the Yemeni people.

The Secretary General of SCMCHA confirmed the council’s readiness to provide facilities to the organizations, enabling them to provide humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people.

He pointed out that the joint work between SCMCHA and UNFPA through a joint mechanism for rapid and emergency response and access to all affected areas.

He wished that UNFPA would support the youth and sports sector as part of its interventions in other countries in the areas of youth, health and economic empowerment.

Tawoos called on United Nations, its organizations and agencies to intensify the efforts in conveying the suffering of the Yemeni people and their oppressors, who are experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, which requires urgent international intervention to stop the aggression, lift the comprehensive blockade and take humanitarian measures, first of all lifting the ban on the port of Hodeidah, the entry of oil derivatives ships and the reopening of Sana’a airport.

The UN Under-Secretary-General said that she would work hard to mobilize and provide humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people.

The meeting was attended by Hamza Al-Mukhtar, Director of International Organizations, Turki Jamil, UNFPA Regional Director Louay Shabaneh and THE UNFPA Resident Representative in Sana’a, Nestor Omohanji, and His Deputy Jarek Haierbetian.

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