Tawoos discusses with representatives of the ten donor countries the humanitarian work in Yemen

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdulmohsen Tawoos, discussed in an online meeting with representatives of the ten donor countries issues related to humanitarian work in Yemen.

The meeting touched on some of the problems that accompany humanitarian work on the part of organizations and government agencies, and the treatments that have been taken regarding them.

Tawoos presented a comprehensive presentation on the current situation in Yemen as well as the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the aggression and siege, humanitarian and development work, and ways to develop humanitarian work during the next year according to a joint action plan that directs funds towards the development path.

He explained that the closure of Sanaa airport caused an almost complete halt to commercial shipments of medicines, medical supplies and equipment coming to the country especially with the continued restrictions imposed on the port of Hodeidah, which led to a doubling of the prices of some medicines, exacerbating the suffering of citizens.

The Secretary-General of SCMCHA pointed out that the continued closure of Sana’a International Airport and the suspension of the medical air bridge exacerbated the existing human suffering and exposed hundreds of thousands of patients who need to be transferred abroad to death.

He reviewed the tasks and role of SCMCHA as a one-stop shop for dealing with UN, international and local organizations, coordinating humanitarian work and facilitating the work of organizations.

He stressed the importance of adopting development projects and programs in parallel with supporting humanitarian projects and directing attention to development work based on the United Nations plan represented in activating the “linkages of humanitarian and development operations.” .

He stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation in implementing humanitarian work and moving to the development side because of its importance in supporting infrastructure and helping society to overcome the current conditions and find sustainable sources of income that provide income in the long run.

Tawoos pointed out the importance of focusing on the development aspect and directing funds according to two tracks, emergency and development by preparing and implementing a joint plan.
He called on donor countries to adopt and support small and micro projects and economic empowerment projects that provide income and contribute to improving living.

He also confirmed that SCMCHA will present a plan that includes a set of “short, medium and long-term” development projects for international development agencies for the purpose of studying them and adopting their support within the framework of bilateral cooperation.

He called on donors to visit Yemen to see the projects funded by them in the field and measure their tangible impact on the targeted communities because of their importance in identifying the need and knowing the funding path.
Tawoos stressed the readiness to provide the necessary facilities for their visit.

In turn, representatives of the donor countries appreciated the cooperation of SCMCHA, stressing their readiness to support humanitarian work efforts and solve difficulties through holding periodic meetings.

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