Humanitarian Coordinator Calls Urgent Humanitarian Response to Yemen


Al-Thawra Net

May 8th, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, called for urgently funding to humanitarian response plan for Yemen.

“With urgency, I call on Members States to fund the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. All commitments made during the pledging conference in Geneva need to materialize at once. While Yemen awaits for peace, humanitarian action is saving lives every day across the entire country,” Jamie McGoldrick said in Statement.

He said that all ports and roads must be available to humanitarians to properly address the current threat of famine and the resurging cholera outbreak and to facilitate the timely delivery of life-saving assistance to vulnerable people throughout Yemen.

“Giving the United Nations and humanitarian partners safe and unimpeded access to those in need would be a strong demonstration by the warring parties of their concern for the Yemeni people. It is imperative that humanitarians reach people in need without obstacle, wherever they may be,” he added.

He expressed his concern about reports that medicine and medical supplies are not reaching people in need in a timely manner due to administrative delays at ports, checkpoint road hurdles, and aid delivery interference.

He also expressed his concern about that medicines and medical supplies were not reaching people in need at the right time, calling upon all warring parties  to ensure Safe, unconventional, and sustained access for humanitarian assistance to people in need across  the country.