UNDP is prepared to assist enhance facilities at new demilitarized Hodeidah port

May 12, 2019

Since military and security forces leave Hodeidah, Ras al-Isa and Salif ports, the United Nations Development Programme is prepared to help develop the efficiency and efficiency of the ports.

“Hodeidah port is the lifeline for the north of Yemen,” said Ms. Lise Grande, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen.

Ms. Grande said, “Upgrading the facilities at the ports is urgent,”. “It is a race against a chance to move food, fuel, medicines, along with other vital commodities as fast and easily as is possible to the millions of people across the nation who rely on humanitarian assistance .”

When redeployment is finalized, UNDP will help to upgrade port facilities including watchtowers, berths along with the navigation stations.

UNDP said, “This is stage among our crucial endeavors to bring back regular at these ports,” said Auke Lootsma, UNDP Yemen’s Resident Representative. “We are sketching upon our extensive experience, along with national and international expertise, to ensure we can completely bring back the performance of the ports as soon as possible .”

The redeployment follows responsibilities made in the Stockholm Agreement in December 2019, which has been supported by the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement ( UNMHA), UNDP, the World Food Program and many other UN agencies.

“Twenty million Yemenis are food insecure and thousands and thousands of people are at risk of cholera,” said Ms. Grande. “The UN is willing to do everything UNDP can to make the Stockholm Agreement a success .”

Yemen is the world’s most awful humanitarian crisis. The 2019 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan ( YHRP ) needs US$4 .2 billion. However, is actually only 20 percent funded. The United Nations is appealing to donors to give money as soon as possible.

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