Hamed meets the delegation of the European Union Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection .
The Director of the Presidency Office of the Republic, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Ahmed Hamed, met today with the delegation of the European Union Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.
The meeting,in the presence of the Secretary-General of SCMCHA , Ibrahim Al-Hamali, the Deputy Director General of Operations in the Office of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of UNHCR, Dr. Michael Akuhl, the Deputy Director-General for Humanitarian Affairs at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carl Skau, and the official of the Humanitarian Aid Unit at the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, discussed the relations of cooperation between Yemen And the EU Commission on the humanitarian side in light of the difficult humanitarian crisis that Yemen is going through as a result of the continued US -Saudi aggression and its unjust siege on the Yemeni people.
The meeting touched on a number of issues related to the humanitarian situation and mechanisms for providing aid in accordance with humanitarian standards as well as according to the priorities of the actual need in the field.
The Director of the Presidential Office welcomed the delegation of the European Union Commission in Yemen and called for the necessity of their visit to a number of institutions and places that were targeted or threatened by US aggression, so that the delegation would know from the ground that these facilities are civil facilities and provide services to citizens without any discrimination.
Hamed was surprised by the condemnation and denunciation issued by the international community towards the legitimate response of our people to the aggressors from the countries of aggression, who are the direct cause of the existing and increasing suffering with each day of the aggression.
He indicated to the double standards in dealing with the Yemeni issue, where the international community stands with the aggressor who was killed thousands of children and civilians by his raids while condemning the victim.
Hamed appreciated the efforts made by the European Union Commission in the humanitarian field in an attempt to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, stressing the importance of joint coordination with SCMCHA and discussing problems to find appropriate solutions to achieve the benefit of providing aid and alleviating the amount of human suffering caused by the US coalition of aggression on Yemen.
He confirmed the importance of avoiding some shortcomings, focusing on projects that serve the beneficiaries, and reducing the high operational budget that is spent as operational expenses, which are at the expense of the beneficiaries in the field.
He directed that the work should be in accordance with the needs plan submitted by the authorities, support the health, education and water sectors, and advance the humanitarian situation
Hamed pointed to the importance of shifting from the phase of providing emergency aid to implementing sustainable service and development projects that would improve the humanitarian and economic conditions in Yemen.
Hamed called on the European delegation to reopen their office in Sana’a to facilitate the process of coordination with them in all aspects, especially the humanitarian aspects.
In turn, the Secretary-General of SCMCHA Ibrahim Al-Hamli, explained that SCMCHA is working hard to facilitate the work of humanitarian partners in Yemen in accordance with humanitarian work standards and in line with the laws, principles and values of society in Yemen as well as facilitate the work that provides a real service of benefit to the beneficiaries.
Al Hamli stressed the SCMCHA endeavor to expedite the signing of agreements and to move forward in implementing projects that serve humanitarian work in Yemen.
For his part, the Deputy Director of Operations in the Office of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection , Dr. Michael Akohl, appreciated the positive efforts made by SCMCHA in facilitating the work of humanitarian partners in Yemen, stressing the process of communication and joint coordination step by step .
He pointed out that work is underway to urge donors at the Donors’ Pledges Conference to be held next March to provide greater support for Yemen, as it suffers from a major humanitarian crisis.
Akohl expressed the Commission’s aspiration to achieve further progress in assisting the Yemeni people and alleviating their suffering, in coordination with SCMCHA , in accordance with humanitarian work standards and obligations and respecting the laws, principles and values of Yemeni society.
The meeting was attended by the Head of the International Cooperation Department Ali Al-Kahlani, head of Planning Department Faisal Modhish, Head of the Centeral and technical committee of SCMCHA , Eng. Anwar Hashem Allahigy, the Commission’s Coordinator for Yemen Program Affairs at the Swiss Foreign Ministry Simon Doller, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer at the Swedish Foreign Ministry Sidra Hadi, the Director of the Yemen Office Hadar Blackwell, the Communications Officer Najeeb Al-Mansour and the media department Tahani Omar.