Al-Hamli meets the European Union delegation for civil protection and humanitarian aid.
The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Ibrahim Al-Hamli, met today with Director for Neighbourhood and Middle East with the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO),Andreas Papaconstantinou.
The meeting, which was attended by the Head of the International Cooperation Department, Ali Al-Kahlani, touched on the cooperation relations between Yemen and the European Union in the humanitarian aspect in light of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world that Yemen is experiencing as a result of the continued aggression and siege, and the mechanisms for providing aid in accordance with humanitarian standards, and according to the priorities of acutal need in the field.
In the meeting, the Secretary-General of SCMCHA welcomed the delegation of the European Union for civil protection and humanitarian aid, praising the efforts of the European Union, in an attempt to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
He confirmed the importance of joint coordination with SCMCHA in order to achieve the benefit of providing aid and alleviating the amount of human suffering caused by the coalition of aggression against Yemen, indicating that SCMCHA is keen on delivering humanitarian aid to those most in need.
Al-Hamli reaffirmed the importance of avoiding some shortcomings, focusing on projects that help beneficiaries, and reducing the high operating budget that is spent as operating expenses at ,pointing to the importance of localizing humanitarian work.
He indicated to the importance of implementing development and humanitarian projects in the areas most in need, according to the priorities of need, in a way that contributes to alleviating human suffering.
He also pointed to the importance of implementing development and service projects in parallel with the implementation of humanitarian and relief projects, which would improve the humanitarian and economic conditions in Yemen.
Al-Hamli said that the SCMCHA is working hard to facilitate the work of humanitarian action partners in Yemen, in accordance with the standards of humanitarian work, and in line with the laws, principles and values of Yemeni society, and provides real useful and valuable service to beneficiaries that serve humanitarian work in Yemen.
For his part, the Director of Neighborhood and Middle East Operations in the European Union appreciated the positive efforts made by SCMCHA in facilitating the tasks of humanitarian action partners in Yemen.
He stressed that the European Union is committed to continuing to support Yemen, to provide greater support for Yemen to implement development, service and humanitarian projects in accordance with the standards and commitments of humanitarian action,as well as to respect the laws, principles and values of Yemeni society.
The meeting was attended by the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation department, Muhammad Al-Razzaa, and the Director of Bilateral Cooperation, Hafez Al-Shawki, the Head of the Office of Civil Protection and European Aid Operations in Yemen, Heather Blackwell, and the Technical Assistant in the Office of Civil Protection and European Aid Operations, Felix Leger.