Al-Hamli meets with the Acting Director of OCHA

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Ibrahim Al-Hamli, met today with the Acting Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Tarek Talahma.

The Secretary-General of SCMCHA reviewed the great challenges and growing needs of the Yemeni people in light of nine years of continuous aggression and siege on Yemen, as well as the importance of continue supporting Yemen by mobilizing funds and addressing a number of outstanding humanitarian files, in a meeting attended by the head of SCMCHA’s International Cooperation Department, Faisal Modhesh.

The Secretary-General of SCMCHA emphasized the importance of working in accordance with humanitarian principles, which emphasize achieving impartiality in providing aid and ensuring that it reaches the most needy and affected areas that do not face difficulties in the process of aid reaching them.

Al-Hamli highlighted the importance of addressing the humanitarian crisis and alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people in accordance with principles that contribute to the alleviation of our people’s human misery as a result of the aggression and siege for nine years, and not in the way that the aggression desires where it has increased a degree of human suffering.

He warned that reducing humanitarian aid exacerbates the suffering of millions of beneficiaries and those affected in the midst of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, calling for advocacy and fund mobilization, as well as work to continue providing relief, development, and long-term service assistance to contribute to the alleviation of human suffering.

The Secretary-General of SCMCHA additionally stressed the importance of assisting refugees by carrying out programs and activities to protect and alleviate their suffering.

He reaffirmed the SCMCHA’s keeness to give all facilities and protection to humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen, emphasizing the need of respecting Yemeni cultures, traditions, and customs when providing various humanitarian assistance.


For his part, the Acting Director of OCHA praised the Council’s efforts in providing facilities and overcoming challenges for humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen, emphasizing work by attempting to resolve specific humanitarian files in order to alleviate existing human suffering.

The meeting was attended by the Director of Planning and Projects at the Council, Jamal Barih.

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