المجلس الاعلى لإدارة وتنسيق الشؤون الإنسانية والتعاون الدولي

Al-Hamli discusses with European Union and Swedish officials the humanitarian situation in Yemen

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Ibrahim Al-Hamli, discussed, in an online meeting, with the Director of Humanitarian Aid in the European Union, Michael Koehler, and the Deputy Director of Humanitarian Affairs at the Swedish Foreign Ministry, Claris Kau, the humanitarian situation in Yemen

The meeting, in the presence of  Assistant Secretary-General of SCMCHA Muhammad Fares and head of the Executive Center for Mine Action, Brigadier Ali Safra, touched on issues related to the conduct of humanitarian work in Yemen and ways to overcome difficulties in this aspect


The Secretary-General of SCMCHA explained the current situation and the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the aggression and siege in Yemen, the organizations’ reduction of humanitarian aid, and ways to develop work by increasing the fund for developmental and sustainable programs and projects that will contribute to improving the humanitarian and economic situation


He reviewed the role of SCMCHA  as a responsible body for dealing with UN, international and local organizations in managing and coordinating humanitarian work and facilitating the work of organizations


Al-Hamli confirmed the importance of visiting the field by  organizations to assess the need and work to adopt development projects and programs in parallel with supporting humanitarian projects and directing attention to development work according to the priorities of need, especially in areas where the organizations have no presence


He pointed out the importance of supporting the Executive Center for Demining by providing the necessary devices and equipment to be able to perform its work in clearing mines and remnants of war, as cluster bombs which killed nearly 17 children, who were either martyred or injured as a result of the explosion of cluster bombs, last June


He said, “The reduction of food aid comes at a time when hunger and food insecurity are still high in Yemen, which is alarming and exacerbates human suffering in light of the worst catastrophe in the world that Yemen is experiencing as a result of the aggression and siege.”


The Secretary-General of SCMCHA called on European Union donors and the Swedish Foreign Ministry to work on re-providing food aid in an integrated and continuous manner to alleviate human suffering


He urged the opening of the offices of the European Union in Sana’a to see closely the extent of the suffering experienced by the people of Yemen and to directly supervise the grants provided by them to the Yemeni people… Reiterating the SCMCHA’s readiness to provide the necessary facilities for their presence in Sana’a


Al-Hamli also stressed the keenness to enhance cooperation in implementing humanitarian projects and moving to the development side because of its importance in supporting infrastructure and helping society to overcome difficult humanitarian conditions.


The donors appreciated  the cooperation of SCMCHA  and the facilities it provides for humanitarian aid to reach those who deserve it, stressing that the European Union will work to support the Food Program to return food aid and support demining programs


They pointed out the importance of continuing to hold meetings on a regular basis, as it is important to improve the process of humanitarian aid access to the Yemeni people


The meeting was attended by the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation department, Muhammad Al-Razza’, and the Director of UN and foreign organizations department , Turki Jamil, and the Director of the European Union Office in Yemen, Heather

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