Yemen Calls on Humanitarian Organizations to Deliver Relief Aid, through Liberated Ports, Airports

Yemenis face a ‘struggle for survival’.

Aden, MINA – Yemeni Minister of Local Administration and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Relief Abdulraqib Fatih called here Friday called on United Nations organizations working in aid and humanitarian domains to play an effective role in receiving and delivery of relief aid, through the port of Aden, 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, Minister Fatih told Yemen News Agency.

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

Parts of Yemen have been on the brink of famine and images of emaciated children have emerged during Yemen’s war, which has raged now for more than two years. And more than half of the country’s medical facilities have closed, cutting off much of the population from essential healthcare.

The WHO reports that more than 8,600 people have died in conflict-related deaths and 49,963 people have been injured since the since the start of the war in March 2015 until mid-September. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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