Yemen calls on humanitarian organizations to deliver relief aid through liberated ports, airports

Yemeni workers unload medical aid boxes from a boat carrying 460 tonnes of Emirati relief aid that docked in the port of the city of Aden into a truck, in this May 24, 2015 file photo. (AFP)
Updated 12 November 2017
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Yemen calls on humanitarian organizations to deliver relief aid through liberated ports, airports

ADEN: Abdulraqib Fatih, Yemeni minister of local administration and chairman of the Higher Committee for Relief, has called on UN organizations working in aid and humanitarian domains to play an effective role in receiving and delivering relief aid through the port of Aden, and ports and airports in other liberated provinces.

The government is represented by the Higher Committee for Relief is committed to facilitate delivery of aid shipments to all governorates, through local partners from civil society organizations working in the field of relief across Yemeni governorates, Fatih told Yemen News Agency.

He reiterated the commitment of the Higher Committee for Relief to abide by internationally recognized standards of neutrality, transparency and accountability in dealing with relief aid.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.