UN report: 24.1 million Yemenis need humanitarian assistance

A report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday that malnutrition continues to affect millions of Yemen’s population for the fifth year in a row and remains a factor affecting their well-being, especially children.

“UNHCR continues to be active in providing assistance to internally displaced persons, returnees to their homes and members of the host community for displaced people throughout Yemen,” the report said, noting that “24.1 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance and 3.56 million have been displaced since March 2015 “He said.

“On July 17, UNHCR conducted a one-day mission to the governorate of Amran (south of Sana’a) to verify the construction of 23 multi-purpose shelters for IDPs in the province under Houthi rule since the end of 2014,” the report said.

For the fifth year in a row, Yemen is witnessing a war between pro-government forces and Huthi militants accused of receiving Iranian support and controlling the provinces, including the capital Sanaa since September 2014; since March 2015, an Arab military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has supported government forces Confrontation of the Houthis terrorists.

Yemen and UN discuss improving development sectors

Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Salim al-Khanbashi urged the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General for Development  to cooperate in the implementation of development programs in various humanitarian and services fields in the country.

The Yemeni official highlighted the difficulties faced by his government to improve the resources and improve the service sectors, which include the

health sector, education, electricity, roads and others, stressing the importance of joint cooperation with all United Nations organizations in improving the work of service and development sectors in various Yemeni governorates.

The two officials stressed the necessity of concerted efforts to recover Yemen and raise its suffering and return to normal situation through the implementation of humanitarian projects and relief and development contribute to mitigate the damage caused by the houthiwar in most Yemeni provinces.

In Yemen’s Hajjah province,New Saudi Development Projects has Launched

UN Lauds Saudi Aid Center’s Humanitarian Role in Yemen

The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has launched 11 new projects in the Midi Directorate of northwest Yemen, continuing its work in the area. The initiatives period the agriculture, fisheries, electricity, healthcare and water sectors, and will help increase life expectancy, restore sources of income, and reinvigorate economic activity in Midi and the surrounding areas.

In New school ground, health center and water purifying plant in an area of Midi have damaged by SDRPY where an inordinate variety of infant children die from waterborne illnesses every year. Twenty years ago, a water station existed in the area but became inoperative after 2 years due to lack of maintenance. SDRPY provides training for locals in the operation and maintenance of the water station, thus ensuring sustainability.

The people of Fasht Island, Midi district, have lacked instant use of clean water for almost 50 years. Residents have often consumed unpurified seawater once rainwater has been insufficient to meet their needs, and local wells – some of them dug a hundred years ago – yield only saltwater.

New water treatment plant will purify seawater, supplementing natural freshwater volumes and helping the nearby ecosystem. The salinity of drinking water in the Midi district frequently reaches levels of up to 35,000 parts per million (ppm), importantly in the islands where fresh water is not simply reachable; in Saudi Arabia, the average is around 4,000 ppm.

A new fully equipped health center will address issues such as high rates of baby mortality and waterborne illness in Midi. Citizens of Midi district who live on islands such as Fasht and Buklan have usually traveled at great cost to Midi city, about half an hour away by boat, to receive health treatment. The new health center can grant them access to high-quality healthcare without the risk posed by travel to the sick or injured.

Along with these latest installations, SDRPY will create Midi with new angling vessels and outboard motors, with a new maintenance facility for the boats. The Iran-backed Houthi militias previously ruined the fleets of fishing boats in Midi, eliminating the sole source of income for thousands of residents.

New electrical generators, filters for current generators will be supplied to regions of Midi that have not known outdoor lighting. The district will also receive greenhouses, agricultural tools, fertilizer, seed, water tanker-trucks, transport vehicles, and lights for solar-powered road lamps. Finally, the coastline guard department in Midi will be rehabilitated, restoring stability and security to the port.

“It is fitting that the program announced these tasks today in Hope Square, which represents the optimism of decent people everywhere that a life of peace and success can soon return to millions of Yemenis, including in Hajjah,” said Saudi Ambassador to Yemen and SDRPY Supervisor Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jabir.

“As a vital player in local stability, the Kingdom is planned for restoring hope and security in Yemen, and that is why we still work towards the renewal of hope for the brotherly Yemeni people.”

 

UAE expresses support for UN envoy to Yemen

Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed his country’s support for the United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffith, stressing the need for a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.
During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, national security adviser to the White House made the remarks during his official visit to the US capital.
“The UAE welcomes the continued cooperation with the United States in Yemen to confront the Iranian-backed Huthis and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has launched numerous attacks on citizens and US interests,” he said.
The talks between the two countries dealt with cooperation between the two countries aimed at achieving prosperity, security and stability in the Middle East and various parts of the world through a common vision. Resolve the conflict in Yemen and work to promote stability and security in the region.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that the UAE and the United States of America have a strong friendship and alliance. “The firm partnership between our two countries is based on shared values
and aspiration to build a future of greater integration, peace and harmony among the societies of the region,” he said.
The redeployment of troops in Hodeidah as
a “constructive step”, stressing the UAE’s commitment to ensuring humanitarian access to Yemenis.