Fares meets the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations

The Assistant Secretary-General of SCMCHA, Muhammad Faris, met today with the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations – the Regional Director of UNDP, Abdullah Al-Dardari, who is currently visiting Yemen.

The Assistant Secretary-General welcomed the UN official on his current visit to Yemen, praising the United Nations Development Program’s humanitarian effort to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, in a meeting attended by Faisal Modhesh, Head of SCMCHA’s International Cooperation Department.

He emphasized the importance of enhancing SMCHA’s relationship with the Development Program and working to meet some of the basic needs of the Yemeni people, who have been starved by years of war, siege, and destruction of infrastructure.

Fares highlighted the significance of the regional director’s visit to Yemen in order to have a better understanding of the humanitarian crisis and strive to mobilize funds to implement various development projects.

He reviewed the scale of Yemen’s worst humanitarian crisis in nearly nine years as a result of the aggression and siege, the most serious of which is the blockade and aggression restrictions on Sana’a airport and the port of Hodeidah, not allowing patients to travel for treatment, and obstructing food and medicine ships, which doubles the cost and exacerbates human suffering.

The Assistant Secretary-General of the Humanitarian Affairs Council urged the UNDP to play a role in delivering development initiatives based on need and well-planned priorities.

He emphasized SCMCHA’s desire to expand engagement and cooperation with UNDP and seek to alleviate human suffering in Yemen.


For his part, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General underlined UNDP’s preparedness to conduct initiatives that alleviate the human suffering of the Yemeni people, praising SCMCHA’s role in facilitating the work of organizations in Yemen.

The meeting was attended byZina Ali, the Resident Representative of UNDP in Yemen, and Turki Jamil, the Director General of the UN Organizations in SCMCHA.

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