Yemen… The United Nations reached an agreement with the Houthis to resume the distribution of food

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The World Food Program (WFP) chief has reached an initial agreement with Yemen’s Houthi group Ansar Allah to resume the distribution of food aid in the areas it controls.

“The agreement will allow the rapid distribution of food in Sana’a, although the two sides have not formally signed the agreement yet,” said WFP World Program Director David Paisley.”

I can say that we have made great progress,” he said. “There are about 30 million people living in Yemen, more than two-thirds of whom are food insecure, and that means20 million women, men, boys, and girls.

“The ceasefire in the port of Hodeidah may finally allow us to focus on the political process before the end of this summer,” warned UN envoy Martin Griffith of Yemen.

Millions of Yemenis suffer from malnutrition after four years of civil war, but the United Nations suspended food aid distributions in the Houthi control areas last month after accusations of “embezzlement” and failure to deliver aid to its beneficiaries.

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»

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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

UAE Red Crescent distributed food aid to the eastern areas of Hadramout

Emirates Red Crescent distributes humanitarian aids to people of Shanwa, Yemen

The UAE Red Crescent Society continues its humanitarian efforts by delivering food aid to the people of Hadramout governorate in Yemen as part of its efforts to improve their living conditions.

 

In this regard, the Authority distributed 80 tons and 800 kilos and  1000 food basket to the people of GhailBawazeer, Shuhair,Benefitingto(5000) poor and needy families, the beneficiaries of this assistance, thanks to the leadership of the UAE and the UAE Red Crescent Authority, considering that this aid came in time to secure their needs of essential goods.

 

A number of officials at the Directorate stressed the importance of these food baskets in Hadramout due to the tragic situation that the country is facing because of the Houthis militias backed by Iran war.

 

He praised the continuous support provided by the UAE to Yemen and its people in various humanitarian and service aspects through its humanitarian arm, the UAE Red Crescent. The number of food baskets distributed since the beginning of the Year of Tolerance reached 22,304 food baskets at an average rate of 1,802 tons and 163 kg, targeting 111,520 needy and affected families in Hadramout governorate.

Yemen: Protests in the “Mukalla” due to power outages

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Demonstrators in the coastal city of Mukalla, the capital of Hadramout province, east of Yemen, closed a number of main streets on Tuesday to protest against long power cuts.

 

Local residents in separate contacts with the Anatolian correspondent said protesters had blocked main streets in the neighborhoods of Anjer and Dais, in Malakla.

 

Protests have caused congestion and traffic.

 

Residents added that the protests came to denounce the deterioration of electricity service, in conjunction with the rise of heat and humidity in the country.

 

They explained that the electricity was cut off, Monday, from the city for about 15 hours full.

 

Commenting on the protests, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy said that a ship loaded with 3 thousand and 821 tons of diesel fuel reached the port of Aden,

 

Late Monday, to operate electricity generators in Makalla and the coast of Hadramout.

 

The ministry said in a statement that the shipment was purchased urgently, in conjunction with the dispatch of 12 other diesel locomotive to supply those stations from the refineries of Aden.

 

The ministry promised the population more shipments of diesel fuel in the coming days, which will reduce the power cuts significantly, according to the statement.

 

For the fifth year, Yemen has been battling a war between pro-government forces and Huthi forces, who have been in control of provinces including the capital Sanaa since September 2014.

 

Since March 2015, an Arab military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has supported government forces in the face of the Huthis in a war that has left a severe humanitarian crisis, the worst in the world, according to a former UN report.

Yemen: Risk of environmental disaster in the region

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The Yemeni government has renewed its warning of a major oil spill to the Red Sea because the Houthis militias who have blocked the maintenance of the crude oil tanker carrying more than one million barrels of crude oil.
The Yemeni Presidency of the Council of Ministers published an information video on its official Twitter account stating that marine life and riparian countries are at high risk in the case of a disaster happening.
Explained that the Government had repeatedly addressed the United Nations to put pressure on the Houthi militia to allow technical inspection and maintenance of the floating Safer tank at the Ras Issa port.
The video showed that the tank “Safar” is a huge tanker with a weight of 410 thousand tons, which includes more than one million barrels of crude oil, and has not been under maintenance for more than 4 years.
He also confirmed that the oil spill had already started due to the erosion of the reservoir.
He added that the United Nations sent in May a technical team to inspect the reservoir, but the Houthis obstructed their arrival.
Experts say that the oil in Hodeidah port and on SAFER CAN BE an economic and environmental catastrophe that may affect life not only in Yemen but also in neighboring countries if the crude oil stored in the ship leaks.
In March of last year, the Yemeni government issued warnings of the disaster and demanded that the United Nations intervene to conserve the dilapidated ship and mediate the export of the quantities stored in the ship, which is under the control of the Houthi militia.

Trump: We want Iran to leave Yemen

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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Iran to leave Yemen, reiterating that the United States is not seeking to change the regime but to work with it while stressing significant progress with Iran without giving details.
“Washington wants Iran to get out of Yemen,” Trump said at a cabinet meeting in the White House, referring to its support for the al-Houthi militia, which has taken over large parts of the country since 2014.
Houthi militias receive significant military support from Iran, and the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen has on several occasions demonstrated evidence of Iranian-made rockets and aircraft used by militias in Yemen.
“We want to work with them, not change the regime,” he said. Trump did not elaborate on progress, but US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the meeting that Iran had said it was ready to negotiate its missile program, which Iran later denied.
Iran said on Tuesday its ballistic missile program was not negotiable. “Iran’s missiles … are absolutely impossible and under any circumstances to negotiate with anyone or any country,” Ali Reza Mir Yousuf, spokesman for the Iranian mission to the United Nations, told PRESS.
Tension has been on the rise since Trump withdrew last year from a nuclear deal signed by world powers in 2015 with Iran, in which it agreed to limit the level of uranium enrichment in return for lifting international sanctions that crippled its economy.
The European parties decided on Monday that the dispute mechanism set out in the agreement would not be implemented and that further talks are available to avoid any military a confrontation between the United States and Iran, but at the same time did not take any action to protect Iran from the sanctions imposed by Trump.

With the support of UAE.. Al-Muwasat Hospital in Taiz is conducted more than 600 surgeries within 3 months

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With the support and help of the UAE and through his red crescent Yesterday, in the hospital of the rural mediator, a surgery was conducted s to eradicate large fibroids of a twenty-year-old girl from a poor and family, in the countryside of the province of Taiz.

 

 

The doctors removed the large tumors in the uterus of a young woman (20 years old ) after undergoing surgery for hours in a rural hospital supported by the United Arab Emirates through the UAE Red Crescent humanitarian wing in Yemen.

 

 

The patient and her powerless and poor family faced severe suffering for several days after many hospitals refused to carry out the operation without payment.

 

 

At the Al-Mansart Rural Hospital in Nishmeh, supported by the UAE Red Crescent, the operation was performed free of charge for the patient, the removal of many uterine tumors, and the eradication of her uterus

 

 

Over the past three months, the Al-Mawasit Rural Hospital has operated more than 600 major and minor surgeries, as well as various medical services, licenses and radiology, and continues to provide free services. The daily operations are free of charge with the support and funding of the UAE.

 

The coordinator of the UAE Red Crescent in rural stone DR. Hisham Al-Hammadi: The hospital receives hundreds of medical and surgical cases every day, we provide them with various medical services, and operations free of charge, with the support of the UAE, for all patients from 5 directorates who visit the hospital.

UAE Red Crescent distributes hundreds of food baskets to residents of Noor and al-Mesnah, south of Hodeidah

Emirates Red Crescent sends relief convoy to the remote villages in Yemen
The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Society distributed relief materials to the population in the area of Al-Mesna and the Mourah district of Al-Hawk Directorate south of Hodeidah city in western Yemen.
Along with 400 food baskets distributed as part of the continuous humanitarian and relief assistance provided by the UAE to the population in the province of Hodeidah. The distribution of food baskets is also part of the continuous efforts of the UAE Red Crescent to provide relief to needy populations, especially in the West Coast region, which suffered from the
siege of Al Huthi militias before liberation. The residents of Noor and Masna expressed their thanks to the United Arab Emirates and its wise leadership, and support for them in all areas in the difficult circumstances caused by the Houthis war.

UAE: Distribution of food baskets in Wadi Hadramout

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The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Society (RCRC) distributed on Monday, emergency food aid to the people of Aidid al-Khalif, Hossoun and Diyar areas at the Tarim Directorate in Wadi Hadramout.
The aid included the distribution of 304 food baskets, at a rate of 24 tons, targeting 1,520 poor and needy families as part of the efforts of the UAE and its humanitarian role in helping the Yemeni people in conjunction with the Year of Tolerance.
The Yemeni people expressed their happiness and gratitude to the United Arab Emirates for the humanitarian assistance they provide.
The number of food baskets distributed since the beginning of the year 2019 in Hadramout governorate crossed (21,304) food basket (1,721 tons and 363 kg), targeted (106,520) needy and affected families in Hadramout governorate.