Al-Hamli meets with the WFP Regional Director.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation,Ibrahim Al-Hamli, met today with Corinne Madeleine Flasher, the Regional Director of WFP for the Middle East and North Africa, and her accompanying delegation, who is currently visiting Yemen.
During the meeting, they discussed cooperation aspecys between Yemen and WFP in the humanitarian field, as well as the human suffering of Yemeni people as a result of the aggression and blockade .
In the meeting, Al-Hamli reviewed the growing challenges and needs of the Yemeni people in light of eight years of aggression and siege, confirming the importance of continuce supporting to vital sectors directly related to the lives of citizens, and focusing on supporting sustainability in the projects that are supported.
He pointed out that the reduction of food and cash aid exacerbates the suffering of millions of beneficiaries and those affected in light of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
The Secretary-General of SCMCHA called on WFP to intensify its efforts to increase humanitarian assistance to those affected, appreciating WFP role in supporting the Yemeni people and contributing to alleviating the suffering of their children and their great tragedy as a result of the aggression and siege.
He reiterated the SCMCHA’s commitment to ensuring that relief reaches those in need by providing the required facilities and striving to alleviate the suffering of displaced and impacted people.
Al-Hamli emphasized that SCMCHA strives to facilitate the work of humanitarian partners in Yemen in accordance with humanitarian standards and in accordance with Yemeni laws, principles, and values, and that it delivers actual benefit and value to the beneficiaries.
He expressed hope that the delegation’s visit would help to strengthen and expand support to various areas of priority need, as well as to alleviate the suffering of more than 20 million people affected by the aggression and comprehensive blockade in various aspects of life.
The Secretary-General of SCMCHA further stated that SCMCHA is keen to deepen its collaboration with other UN and international humanitarian organizations in order to overcome any challenges or impediments that may impede their efforts.
In turn, WFP’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa confirmed WFP’s eagerness to support the Yemeni people, who are experiencing unimaginable hardship.
She drew attention to the need to redouble efforts and urged the international community, particularly donor countries, to enhance their support for WFP in Yemen, emphasizing that eliminating human suffering in Yemen can only be achieved peacefully, not via conflict.
The meeting was attended by Ali Al-Kahlani, Head of the International Cooperation Department, Turki Jamil, Director General of UN Organizations Department, Idris Al-Shami, Head of the Central Committee for the Food Security Survey, Ali Al-Mazanei, Head of the Central Committee for the Cash Aid Project, and Richard Ragan, Representative of WFP in Yemen.