United Nations: UAE efforts have helped normalize life in Yemen

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Representatives of the United Nations organizations, the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) praised the UAE’s active role in providing humanitarian assistance and development programs in the western coast of Yemen, which had a major role in the normalization of life , during a meeting that was attended by representatives of United Nations organizations, Mohammed Al Junaibi, Director of Humanitarian Affairs of the UAE Red Crescent in Yemen, on the West Coast , to discuss mechanisms of cooperation and partnership in humanitarian work along the West Coast.

Al-Junaibi presented complete information on the nature of projects carried out by the UAE through the UAE Red Crescent Authority in the West Coast, including the rehabilitation and furnishing of 47 schools, 24 fish landing centers, 22 health centers, 31 projects in the solar water sector, In the electricity sector and various community projects for capacity development and promotion, in order to raise the level of income of Yemeni citizens in different cities and villages of the West Coast, and help them to improve their living conditions.

Representatives of United Nations organizations praised and encouraged The ongoing efforts and activities of the UAE, including campaigns to combat cholera, malaria and other activities that have contributed to serving the Yemeni citizens along the West Coast.

The Yemeni people also expressed their gratitude to the UAE support and help in a major popular march Hundreds of Abyan children gathered in the streets of Zanzibar at the invitation of the “Youth Forum of the Governorate”, holding flags of the UAE, to express their appreciation and thanks for the humanitarian and military efforts they have made to strengthen security and stability and to confront the Houthis war.

Participants showed slogans supporting the UAE, And denouncing the desperate attempts to undermine the UAE efforts and its important role and contribution within the Arab alliance, explaining that the UAE was the first to respond to the fraternal appeal and call for help, and to provide assistance and support to Yemen.

The UAE Red Crescent Society continued to provide relief assistance to alleviate the suffering of poor and needy families in various liberated Yemeni governorates as part of the humanitarian emergency response.

Mothers of Yemen between «poverty and death»


As the Houthis war raged in Yemen, the suffering of mothers and children widened to include those living in urban centers, including the capital, Sana’a, the most developed city in the country. Many mothers can no longer afford a safe birth or at least the thought of securing it.

On a hot night in the summer of June, Faj’a Mohammed al-‘Alfi, who lives in a remote village in the Kharf area, north of the capital Sana’a, was about 60 kilometers away from his wife when she passed away during their child labor and delivery.

Al-Alafi is unable to provide a means of transportation to help his wife until late in the day of childbirth. She and her son were on their way to the capital Sana’a when she died.

Al-Alafi’s wife is not the only one in Yemen, but thousands of mothers face the same fate, especially in remote areas and cities. Health centers have become paralyzed, and there are few delivery centers.

The maternal tragedy in Yemen is compounded by the lack of a culture of reproductive health for some mothers. ” her second child was five months when she became pregnant with a third child,” says Shaima. “I did not use contraception, And my husband couldn’t afford to buy enough milk for the child who is suffering from malnutrition.

While doctors stress the importance of good prenatal,  and postnatal feeding, it seems very difficult to do, in the hell of the four-year-old war, which has transformed Yemenis into an unprecedented economic hardship.

According to UNICEF reports, more than 10 million Yemenis suffer from extreme hunger, and more than 1 million pregnant and lactating women suffer from malnutrition. According to Wafa Salah, an obstetrician.

 Most women who visit hospitals and clinics In recent years have been severely malnourished, noting that some organizations such as UNICEF have provided in some health centers food that helps pregnant women to treat malnutrition.

With every day of the war in Yemen, the horrifying numbers of maternal deaths and their children are expanding. One visit to the largest hospital for the treatment of children and women in the capital, Sana’a, is enough to paint the tragic situation of the country. The scene of overcrowding of mothers and children takes hold in all the alleys of the hospital. Their bodies have been malnourished and have been unable to breathe or eat except through injection.

While the report on motherhood and paternity under the recent UNICEF conflict indicates that some 49 percent of the health facilities in Yemen are collapsed and only 51 percent are still in need of medicines, supplies and medical staff, The hospital is working thanks to the support of organizations such as UNICEF,and UAE red crescent  which provides food, medicine, and medical supplies, says AL-Ezzari an employee of the hospital Al-Ezzari acknowledges that the hospital’s health services have been greatly reduced, as it faces the problem of increasing demand from patients. He stressed that the hospital receives daily and within six hours of the working hours about 60 children  and pregnant women suffering from acute and moderate malnutrition

Yemen: The government accuses “Ansar Allah” of holding drugs for cancer patients

The Yemeni government on Sunday accused the Houthi Ansar Allah group of holding shipments of drugs for cancer patients in the central Yemeni province of Ibb and attacking a relief team.
The detention of the Houthis for these drugs threatens the lives of more than 3,000 cancer patients in Ibb province, especially after nearly 50% of the cancer drugs have been lost.
Last month, the Houthis detained more than 25 trucks and locomotives for the World Food Program carrying relief aid and oil derivatives for hospitals in Ibb province.
“These acts are terrorist crimes that target society in general and contravene international laws, and warn of the collapse of the health sector in the province and the humanitarian situation in general.”
“The continued silence of humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, on these practices is unfortunate and unacceptable, and encourages the Huthis to carry out further detention of relief convoys”
“UN officials urgently press the Huthis to stop their attacks on relief organizations in Yemen,” the relief committee said.
The committee accused the “Huthis of assaulting and shooting at the CARE team in Ibb province and taking 279 food baskets.”
Yemen is suffering from four years of fighting between the Houthis on the one hand and the Yemeni army is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
Thousands of people have been killed and wounded, according to the United Nations, and 22 million people, about 75 percent of the population are in the
the need for a form of humanitarian assistance and protection.

Yemeni minister calls on the international community to put pressure on the “Houthis”

The government’s report confirmed the support of the efforts of the United Nations and its Special Envoy Griffith to reach a political and peaceful solution,” said Mohammed Askar, human rights minister in the government of
President Hadi.
He called on the Human Rights Council to “support the government’s efforts for peace and put pressure on the Houthi militia to accept peace and the immediate implementation of Sweden’s agreement terms and accept the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions, particularly resolution 2216.”
“The Yemeni government is keen to deal positively with all that and will maintain and promote human rights.”
“The report stressed that the Yemeni government will work to achieve the rights of the transitional phase despite the challenges faced by the coup Houthi militias on constitutional legitimacy in September 2014, and the
resulting repercussions at all levels of political life, economic, social and humanitarian as well.
“The most important thing the government will do at the legal level is to urge the House of Representatives to discuss and approve draft laws on human rights, including the minimum age for marriage, and other draft laws on
Yemen’s accession to the Protocol against Torture and the Anti-Human Trafficking Protocol For the purpose of protecting and safeguarding human rights “.
“The outcome of the national dialogue conference represented a road map to complete the process of change in Yemen,” he said. Accusing the “Al-Houthi coup” militias of the responsibility to impede the process of political transition and the introduction of the country in a real disaster that the Yemeni people still suffer from.
He reiterated the government’s keenness to end the coup, achieve peace and stability throughout the country, return the constitutional legitimacy, implement the outcomes of the national dialogue conference, maintain security and counter-terrorism activities, acts of sabotage and outlaws

that threaten the security of the country and citizens.
Which is torn apart by the coup, and to meet the needs of fleeing people, refugees and illegal immigrants who are growing daily and in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

UAE provides AL-DALIA hospital with medicines and medical supplies

UAE provides AL-DALIA hospital with medicines and medical supplies

The United Arab Emirates has provided the field hospital in Al-Dali’a with medicines and medical supplies.


Dr. Nabil Al-Afif, Undersecretary of Al-Dhala Governorate, praised the support provided by the UAE through its arm for humanitarian work, the Red Crescent Authority. He said that these medicines and medical supplies will contribute to improving health and medical services for beneficiaries in Al-Dhala.


The UAE continues to support the Yemeni governorates with various development and service projects in order to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni citizens and normalize life in the targeted governorates. The UAE Red Crescent Society continues to launch projects throughout the governorates, including rural areas and remote areas.


Water crisis


The projects, which were opened in June, were completed by the end of the month of June itself. The United Arab Emirates, through its humanitarian arm, the Red Crescent, completed the water crisis in the West Coast landscape area by providing drinking water to the residents of the area through vehicles that fill the water tanks distributed in front of the citizens’ homes in the area.


In Shabwa governorate, received  an integrated solar water pumping unit that was opened in Al-Dima and Al-Gheleh districts in Mirkha Directorate, benefiting

residents of the two regions and neighboring villages.


Supporting  fishermen


The fishermen of the West Coast during the occupation of the Houthi militias were exposed to difficulties and problems and stopped working, which caused them great suffering because the fishing was their only source of income. But Since the liberation of the West Coast, The aid included various types of fishing gear and equipment, which will contribute to increasing the quantities of fishing and improving the living conditions of fishermen and their families and raise the level of services provided to Yemeni citizens and normalize the situation.


In the Directorate of Al Tahita in Hodeidah Governorate, the fish landing center in Al Muteena area was inaugurated after the UAE Red Crescent Authority completed the construction of the project, which consists of Haraj Square, a management room and an integrated solar energy system.


This project will dramatically end the suffering of fishermen as a result of the lack of a fish landing center in the past. The number of fishing boats and fishermen has increased, Indicating the importance of the existence of this facility, which will benefit the population of those areas and more than 9 thousand people.

UAE project to support 4,000 Yemeni fishermen

UAE Red Crescent opens a new fish landing center on the West Coas
A fishing center was set up in the Al-Muteena area of the Directorate of Tahita on the western coast of Yemen. It was equipped with an integrated solar system on Sunday, with the support of the UAE to serve and support 4,000 Yemeni fishermen.
The representative of the UAE Red Crescent in the western coast of Yemen said that more than 4,000 fishermen in the areas of Almtina, Jibla, Ras Al-Hassi, Al-Nakheel, Al- Ghuwaiq, Al-Baq’a, and Al-Faza will benefit from this center which comes within 24 fish landing centers that were rehabilitated and established by the UAE on the western coast of Yemen.
He added that this project will end the suffering of fishermen, especially since this area lacked a fish landing center, adding that the fish-processing workers in the region already started to work, which will benefit the population of more than 9 thousand people. UAE has provided generous support in various
humanitarian fields Service and development along with the villages and areas of the West Coast.

YEMEN and KSA remove 604 mines in a week

Project director Osama al-Gosaibi stated in the ” the Yemeni army’s website (September 26) that: “The field teams have removed 268 anti-tank mines, 4
antipersonnel mines, 330 unexploded ordnance (UXO) and two explosive devices during the past week.
He added that “the total mines that have been removed from the beginning of the operation is 1839 mines and unexploded ordnance.”
“The total of what has been removed since the launch of the project a year ago until 27 June is 74.115 varied between mines, explosive devices, and unexploded ordnance,” he said.
On June 25 last year, the King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Action Center launched a $ 40 million “pore” mine clearance project in Yemen.
The Yemeni army announced on its website “September 26”, that the engineering teams managed to extract and dismantle more than 30 landmines and an improvised explosive device planted by “Ansar Allah” in the area of Qafla front door closed north of the Directorate of Qataba.
He said that “Ansar Allah” has worked to camouflage those mines and containers in various forms, to collect the kill citizens.
During his participation in an international conference in Geneva on May 25, Yemen’s National Mine Action Program Director Brigadier Amin al-Aqili revealed that there are more than 14,000 antipersonnel mines and 62,000 anti-vehicle mines planted by Ansar Allah in several Yemeni provinces.

UAE Red Crescent inaugurates vital projects for Shabwa water sector

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The UAE Red Crescent Authority inaugurated two vital projects in the water sector this morning. The projects included the establishment of integrated solar water pumping unit in Al-Dima and Al-Ghehila districts in the Lower Marakha Directorate in Shabwa governorate.
Hamid Al Shamsi, Advisor for Development and International Cooperation, representative of the Red Crescent Authority in Shabwa, said that these vital projects are an embodiment of the UAE’s interest and leadership to
improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen in general and to enhance the initiatives undertaken by the Authority to alleviate the suffering of the population and support infrastructure projects to cope with the difficult
circumstances they are living.
Al-Shamsi pointed out to the Authority’s efforts to solve the problems of water shortage and scarcity in the Shabwa governorate. He stressed that the problem of water shortage is the biggest problem faced by the people of the
desert areas. And they are stopping the difficulty of obtaining water through the implementation of various water projects.
For his part, Eng. Marwan Barwais, deputy director of the Rural Water Corporation in Shabwa, expressed his thanks to the UAE leadership, government, and people for their projects to support infrastructure, service, and relief. He also praised the efforts of the UAE Red Crescent Society
Ease the suffering of citizens in liberated areas of Yemen.

With UAE support “Al-Muzaffar” hospital is restored and reopened

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Al-Muzaffar Hospital was inaugurated in the Yemeni city of Taiz after rehabilitation and restoration of all its sections and wings, repairing its electricity network and providing generators and energy systems all done by the UAE.
Dr. Elan Abdelhak confirmed that the rehabilitation and repairs carried out in all parts of the hospital were supported by the UAE and expressed gratitude to the UAE for its continuous help aid and support for the Yemeni people.
Engineer Rashad al-Akhali, the undersecretary of the governorate expressed his sincere thanks for the rapid intervention by the UAE and the restoration of the hospital, which serves many of the sons of Taiz.
Eng. Muhayeb al-Hakimi, Technical Affairs Officer in Taiz, praised the UAE’s great efforts in repairing and restoring the hospital.
Al-Hakimi expressed the gratitude of the local authority represented by Nabil Shamsan, Governor of Taiz, for the humanitarian actions brings back the city to life.
Dr. Abdul Rahim Al-Samai, Director of the Health Bureau in Taiz, said that as usual UAE was the first to respond to calls from the people of the Old City in order to rehabilitate Al- Muzaffar Hospital.
The rehabilitation of the hospital was the second initiative by the UAE Red Crescent in less than a year. At the end of last year, Al-Muzaffar Hospital was equipped with quantifier equipment, that made the hospital operative again, for operations, orthopedics, general surgery, and intensive care, all these departments were out of service for years.

Yemeni forces repel Al Houthi attacks in Hodeida

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Yemeni government forces needed repulsed fierce attacks by Iran-allied Al Houthi militants that had targeted residential areas inside the coastal city of Hodeidah and also outskirts, military forces stated on Thursday.


Al Houthis needed to shell the district of July 7, regarding four kilometres from the Hodeidah port, along with the city’s southern suburbs, they added.


The government troops needed also inflicted heavy casualties on the extremists.


The attacks violated a UN-brokered peace ceasefire deal attained in Sweden six months ago.


In December, the Yemeni government and also Al Houthis reached a contract after UN-sponsored indirect talks near Stockholm, offering for a truce and also withdrawals from Hodeida. Once, the deal was hailed since a breakthrough to conclude the fighting in the impoverished country. However, the conform has since slowed down over Al Houthis’ procrastination.


“Al Houthi militia failed in their episodes on the positions of the army and also joint troops. So, they considered target citizens with a mortar and also artillery in the liberated areas,” Walid Al Qadeemi, a senior-citizen official in Hodeidah, stated, based on pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al Awsat.


The attacks come amid a fresh try by UN peace envoy Martin Griffiths to revitalize Yemen’s peace process.