Yemen’s government demands pressure on Houthis to deliver aid

Yemen's government demands pressure on Houthis to deliver aid

Yemen’s legitimate government on Tuesday stressed the importance of the pressure that the international community and the Security should put on Houthi militias to ensure safe passages of aid to all people in areas still under militia control.

Explaining the need to work on the delivery of assistance and aid to beneficiaries and the development of mechanisms to help the United Nations to control this kind of operations in yemen.

This came in the declarations of the Yemeni Foreign Minister, Mohammad Al-Hadrami, during his meeting with the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Liz Grandi, where they discussed the latest humanitarian situation in light of the exploitation of Houthi militias to the suffering of citizens and undermining the efforts to alleviate the human suffering of the Yemenis.

Al-Hadhrami pointed to the Yemeni government’s initiative to approve the entry of 10 ships loaded with oil derivatives, which Houthi militias have stopped fromentering to Hodeidah port by exerting pressure on traders to obstruct the implementation of the government’s decision No. 49 of 2019, which aims to collect tax and customs duties and other legal revenues in order to disburse the salaries of civilians in areas under Houthi control, he said.

For her part, the UN official stressed that the United Nations is doing everything possible to alleviate the suffering of citizens with all available resources.

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UAE and Saudi Arabia to send $ 700million as humanitarian aid to Yemen

700million as humanitarian aid to Yemen

The United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator MarcLuckock announced today that Saudi Arabia will send $ 500 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen on September 25

Lukook said “I have received confirmation from the Saudi authorities that they intend to transfer $ 500 million to the UN office in fulfillment of their pledge to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.

I welcome this step and look forward to the signing of the agreement on 25 September and startingthe transfer of this Money. “
he added”The UAE has also allocated $ 200 million to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.”

The United Nations has described what is happening in Yemen as “the largest humanitarian disaster in the world”, exacerbated by the obstruction of the delivery of necessary humanitarian assistance

UAE keep on treating the wounded of the clashes in Yemen


22 yemenis war woumded will go to Egypt in the next upcoming days to receive treatment and care  in Egyptian hospitals at the expense of Abu Dhabi as part of the ongoing UAE efforts to help the Yemeni people.

The 22 Yemenis were wounded during clashes in a number of southern governorates in Yemen .

The affairs of the wounded of the southern resistance in Egypt revealed today on Twitter that it is preparing to receive 22 wounded during the next week for treatment in Egyptian hospitals at the expense of the United Arab Emirates.

The Yemenis victims praised the UAE’s efforts to support them in their plight.

This is not the first time that the UAE has made tremendous efforts to help the Yemeni people humanitarianly against the Houthi rebelsrebel attacks or the recent events in southern Yemen.

Two weeks ago, the UAE Red Crescent headed a relief convoy carrying food aid to residents of Zanzibar, the capital of the southern province of Abyan, which has seen fighting between the Southern Transitional Council (NTC) and the Yemeni government backed by Muslim Brotherhood fighters.

The aid convoy included nearly 1,000 food parcels that local authorities have begun distributing to nearly 7,000 people in need.

In July, Abu Dhabi signed an agreement with the Yemeni Electricity Ministry to build a power plant in the southern city of Aden at a cost of $ 100 million.

The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, in May signed two agreements with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to implement humanitarian projects in Yemen, worth $ 60 million.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have pledged $ 200 million in aid to Yemen during Ramadan, part of a $ 500 million joint initiative announced in November.

According to statistics from the UAE Ministry of State for International Cooperation, Abu Dhabi provided $ 5.41 billion between April 2015 and December 2018 to support emergency food assistance, energy supplies and health services.

The biggest beneficiary of international organizations is the World Food Program (WFP), which received $ 287 million in aid from the UAE.

The UAE topped the ranks as the world’s largest direct donor of emergency humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people in 2018, while Saudi Arabia was ranked first as the largest donor of support to the UN Humanitarian Plan in Yemen for the same year.

This assistance enabled the UAE to gain the respect and appreciation of the Yemeni people, who found in these initiatives a means to face the economic and social crisis left by the war during the past years.

UAE aid package for health sector in Yemen


A UAE  cargo ship has arrived in the port of Aden yesterday with medicines and aid for the Yemeni people provided by Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Work.

The consignment of medicines was presented to the National Drug Supply Center of the Yemeni Ministry of Health, and will be distributed to hospitals in the liberated governorates as needed.

This support is a continuation of the humanitarian work carried out by the UAE in Yemen through all humanitarian organizations. The Foundation provided a shipment of medicines earlier this year, distributed to the West Coast areas in Yemen.

The UAE also continues to support the health sector on the west coast of Yemen to cope with the cholera epidemic, which re-emerges with the rainy season.

During July and August, the UAE Red Crescent carried out intensive campaigns in various West Coast directorates in Taiz and Hodeidah governorates through medical teams and mobile clinics.

Government hospitals, units and health centers were provided with the necessary drugs and intravenous solutions. The support included providing hospitals with successive batches of medicines, especially in the districts of al-Waziya and al-Mukha in Taiz, Hays and Tahita governorates in Hodeidah.

Mobile clinics

The UAE Red Crescent has operated mobile clinics to the remote coastal towns of Al-Matina, Al-Ghuwairiq, Al-Suwaq, and Al-Thukair, southwest of Al-Tahita, and managed to save 280 families. UAE red Crescent medical teams carried out intensive 20-day campaigns in Muzayz district and 16 days in Al-Waziya district, where they achieved great success in fighting the epidemic.

The representative of the UAE Red Crescent in the West Coast, said that the medical teams of the red Crescent closely monitor the health situation in all the liberated directorates, and will not hesitate to provide all necessary health services. The competent authorities appreciated the great role and generous support of the UAE in alleviating the suffering of Yemeni citizens and saving their lives.

UAE initiated massive aid campaign in Yemen

massive aid

UAE has initiated a massive relief campaign to support the people of Taiz and also Hodeidah governorates, who were replaced by the terrorist Iranian-backed Al Houthi militia, to the Khanfar district of Abyan governorate in Yemen.

The campaign, that is continuing for longer than a month and targets 23, 000 replaced families, is part of the comfort and humanitarian programme provided by the UAE in the liberated governorates, which operates food and shelter convoys through the voluntary teams of the UAE Red Crescent.

The beneficiaries expressed their thanks and appreciation to the authority and people of the UAE for this great assistance and also a humanitarian gesture which will lead to alleviating the suffering of many families among their current difficult living conditions.

The comfort campaign is also an extension of the humanitarian work offered by the UAE to Yemen, to be able to deliver aid and meet their needs, such as the gathering of replaced and also affected people from all governorates of Yemen.

UAE Red Crescent Carries New Food Convoy to Durahmi Villages

In support of the United Arab Emirates, the UAE Red Crescent today launched a food aid convoy to a number of villages in the Durahemi Directorate in the West Coast of Yemen.
The representative of the UAE Red Crescent, in the West Coast, stated that the aid convoy included 2,000 integrated food baskets, distributed to the villages of Glefqa, Kaddaf, Thakhar, Mabark, Taif, Bakariya, Kweizi, Maraibah,
Beneficiaries citizens expressed their thanks and gratitude to the United Arab Emirates for their continuous support to them through the implementation of a number of projects and initiatives covering various areas of life.
They confirmed that the food aid distributed to them today by the UAE Red Crescent teams comes within the framework of continuous help and support that meet their needs.

WHO hails UAE-Saudi $20 million grant to battle cholera in Yemen

Cholera outbreak spreading like wildfire in Yemen

The World Health Organisation ( WHO ) has hailed the US$20 million provided by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to battle cholera in Yemen.

“The UAE-Saudi economic assistance is favorable to quitting the occurrence of cholera in the communities most heavily affected by the illness while helping in building capabilities to build an efficient and quick response to the epidemic in the future,” said Altaf S. Musani, Consultant and Head of Mission at World Health Organisation, in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE on April 9, 2019, pledged $200 million worth of aid to Yemen.

Around $140 million is allocated to the World Food Programme to bridge the funding gaps for food requirements, while $40m will go to the UNICEF to address sterilization problems and malnutrition among women and children.

WHO will get $20m to help control cholera in 147 most heavily impacted places by increasing the number of medical centers and vaccination promotions, and providing clean water and sterilization services.

The world organization has claimed that the two countries have provided a total of $145 .6 million in aid since 2018 , thanks to which two million women have got crisis reproductive health services in Q1-2019 in addition to repairing 25 first-aid facilities in remote areas inhabited by Internally Displaced People along with offering healthcare services to around 50 ,000 people and vaccinating 18 million against cholera , diphtheria , measles , polio and also German measles .

World Food Programme considers ending aid to Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen

The World Food Programme (WFP) is considering suspending aid distribution in the regions under the control over Yemen’s Houthi group on account of the fighting, insecurity, and interference it works, the organization stated on Monday.



“Humanitarian workers in Yemen are being refused usage of the hungry, aid convoys are blocked, and nearby authorities have interfered with food submission,” the WFP stated in a touch.”This needs to stop.”



The highly unusual risk from the UN agency, that is feeding a lot more than 10 million individuals across Yemen, mirrored what it stated were “obstacles which are being put in our way”.



“We deal with daily challenges due to the unrelenting fighting and insecurity in Yemen.  Yet, our supreme obstacle does not originate from the guns, which are yet to fall silent within this conflict instead, it will be the obstructive and uncooperative role of some of the Houthi leaders in areas under their control.”



Discussions with Houthi masters to open access to starving people had not yet introduced solid outcomes, WFP stated, even though certain needed to be created positive commitments.


“Unfortunately, they (Houthi leaders) are being let down by other Houthi leaders who have broken assurances they gave us on stopping food diversions and finally agreeing to a beneficiary identification and biometric registration exercise.”



WFP’s threat of a partial pullout arrives after fighting around Hodeidah marred an obvious diplomatic discovery by U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths, who became the Iranian-aligned Houthis to agree with the fact on a unilateral abstaining of their causes from Hodeidah and also two other ports previously this month.


Emirates Red Crescent signs two agreements to support the health sector in the coast of Hadramout

Emirates Red Crescent sends relief convoy to the remote villages in Yemen
The Directorate of Al Shahr witnessed the signing of two agreements for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Al Shahr General Hospital building and Blood Bank Center at Ibn Sina Hospital, Hadramout Coast, funded by the UAE Red Crescent Authority.
The agreements come within the framework of the efforts of the United Arab Emirates and its support for health and humanitarian projects in the province of Hadramout and the various governorates of Yemen liberated in conjunction
with the Year of Tolerance Hamid Rashid Al Shamsi, Director of Humanitarian Affairs and the representative of the UAE Red Crescent Authority said that
project is an embodiment of the UAE’s interest and leadership to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen and to enhance the initiatives are undertaken by the Authority to alleviate the suffering of the population and support infrastructure projects to cope with the difficult conditions, they live in.
He stressed that these agreements come within the framework of continued health and humanitarian support And to improve the performance of hospitals in Hadramout, to upgrade the level of health services and support infrastructure projects in liberated governorates.
The Director-General of Al Shahr Directorate Amin Barzeeq expressed his great thanks to the United Arab Emirates for its projects to support infrastructures, services, relief, and health.

Al-Jatili : Saudi Arabia’s cooperation with the UAE is close and continuous for the relief of the Yemeni people

Emirates Red Crescent distributes humanitarian aids to people of Shanwa, Yemen
Dr. Samer bin Abdullah al-Jalili, a spokesman for the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Relief and Works, said that the joint efforts between Saudi Arabia and the UAE support the humanitarian issue in Yemen in a significant way.
In the past three years, the two countries have made the largest funding in the history of the United Nations with $ 3 billion in total in different kinds of aid.
Al-Jataili said that funding has always been announced to fill gaps in humanitarian projects in Yemen. The last two initiatives were to provide $ 250 million to provide good quality food for the people fasting in Yemen, to help them have a normal (fasting month) Ramadan.
He stressed that cooperation with the UAE is close and continuous for the relief of the Yemeni people, who suffer from the horrors of the intervention of the Huthi militias, which is blocking the arrival of aid, pointing to the monitoring of killings and the forced detention of representatives of relief convoys.
Speaking on the sidelines of a symposium on the efforts of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action at the Islamic Cooperation Festival, which concluded yesterday in Abu Dhabi, Al-Jataily said: “Cooperation with the UAE is not only humanitarian in Yemen but in many other regions. Saudi Arabia
and the UAE are very close and engaged together in various fields of humanitarian work.
He pointed out that before that there was a Hodeidah initiative launched by the Kingdom and the UAE worth 500 million dollars, which reflects the great cooperation between the two countries in the humanitarian relief work.
Perhaps the most important benefit of this cooperation is the presence of the UAE Red Crescent on the ground, It is located in Yemen and covers many
provinces and many sectors, including health such as cholera, food, refugee camps, education, health, and food.