YEMEN Press Agency

Acting Speaker of Shura Council meets humanitarian coordinator in Yemen

SANAA, July 3 (YPA) – Acting Speaker of the Shura Council, Mohammad Hussein Al-Aidarous, on Tuesday met with United Nations Resident Representative for Humanitarian Affairs, Lisa Grande, in the presence of a number of Shura Council members.

In the meeting, the officials reviewed the magnitude of the humanitarian disaster as a result of the aggression and siege led by Saudi and the UAE as well as  the humanitarian tragedy left for the fourth year, especially the recent escalation in the Western Coast and the displacement by force which carried out by the coalition forces for thousands of families.Al-Aidarous referred to the massacres committed by the coalition against the citizens of Hodeidah and the targeting of buses for displaced persons which are crimes rare in human history.

Al-Aidarous expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the United Nations Humanitarian Program in Yemen to alleviate the suffering of displaced people in Hodeidah in support of the efforts of Salvation Government as well as the efforts of the International Relief Organizations and the National Authority for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

“Yemen is with a just peace and not surrender,” Al-Aidarous said, stressing the importance of supporting the efforts of UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Martin Griffith, to find a just political solution that would allow the Yemeni people to have stability.

Al-Aidarous also called on the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator to seek the reopening of Sanaa International Airport because of the serious consequences of the continued closure of the airport, including the deaths of thousands of Yemenis who needed to travel abroad for treatment.

Acting Speaker of Shura reiterated the readiness of the Council with the government of Salvation to provide all the facilities that may face the United Nations humanitarian program in Yemen.

For her part, Grande pointed out that the suffering of Yemenis and their humanitarian issues have the attention of the United Nations.

Grandi touched on the importance of finding a quick solution to the tragedy in Yemen and pushing for peace, reviewing the relief efforts carried out by the humanitarian affairs program and the United Nations in the province of Hodeidah.

Grandi pointed out that the city of Hodeidah is the main artery of the Yemeni people and the situation does not bear further escalation, stressing on  the continuation of the success of the activities and programs of the United Nations humanitarian program in Yemen.


Sameera Hassn