Al-Hamli discusses with the regional director of IOM ways to alleviate migrants’ suffering

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 Regional Director of the International Organization for Migration in the Middle East and North Africa, Othman Al-Balbeisi, who is currently visiting Yemen.

The meeting, which was attended by the head of the Planning and Projects Department at SCMCHA, Ali Al-Kahlani, and the representative of the international organization in Sana’a, Matthew Huber, discussed the humanitarian and economic effects of the increase in illegal immigration to Yemen.

The meeting highlighted the organization’s projects and activities, the hardship of immigrants and their targeting by Saudi Arabia, and the need to alleviate their suffering.

The Secretary-General of SCMCHA reviewed the challenges and suffering experienced by migrants in light of the nearly nine-year humanitarian catastrophe caused by the aggression and blockade, as well as Saudi Arabia’s continuous commission of crimes against migrants at Yemeni borders.

He emphasized the significance of IOM devoting to immigrants and assisting them in all areas, including shelter, food, and medication, as well as limiting Saudi crimes against them.


Al-Hamli highlighted to the consequences of the aggression and blockade, as well as the burdens and increasing suffering they impose, whether at the national level or on migrants, particularly in light of international entities’ abandonment of their humanitarian duties in the migration file.

He emphasized the importance of expanding IOM work under its international mandate as an organization concerned with migrant concerns, in accordance with humanitarian principles and legal constraints that ensure migrants’ dignity.

In turn, the Regional Director expressed the organization’s willingness in broadening the scope of initiatives to help Yemen’s efforts to alleviate refugee suffering, appreciating the SCMCHA’s role in supporting the organization’s work.

The meeting was attended by the director of international organizations at SCMCHA, Turki Jameel, the director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Muhammad Al-Razzaa, and the head of the Central Committee for the Food Security Survey, Idris Al-Shami.

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