(Saba)- Secretary-General of the Arab League A hmed Aboul-Gheit on Monday appealed to the international community and humanitarian organizations to immediately provide assistance and relief to Yemenis.
FM, Humanitarian Coordinator discuss impact of reduced UN activities
Yemen's Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hadhrami and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator Lisa Grande discussed in a meeting here today the impact of the activity reductions and closedowns by UN programs operating in the country.
Several critical UN programmers have for months been reducing or closing down due to a gap of funding and shortage of funding from international donors.
Referring to the government's work to do what it can including the exemption of international aid workers from visa fees, he said the impact of reduced aid will be dangerous on the war-torn Yemen.
The minister called on the UN to pressure the theocratic Houthi fighter to end their incessant and irresponsible acts of creating and worsening crises in the country. He referred to the militia's recent confiscation of more than YR 40 billion Riyals from the Hodeidah central bank meant as long unpaid salaries to public employees; and fabricating recurrent fuel shortage crises in the militia's areas of control to confuse the political landscape and use them for extortion and arm twisting purposes.
He noted that the government, of late, has permitted four oil-laden vessels into Houthi-held seaports and then shortly allowed three other vessels to follow so as ensure any impact from the made-up crisis is alleviated.
He called on the UN to oblige the militia to respect the oil import mechanism in place and stick back to it.