The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, David Gressley, arrived today, Monday, on the first flight of the United Nations plane in Marib to reach that governorate.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen said in a brief statement that this was the start of humanitarian flights to Marib, home to millions of people and displaced persons affected by the Houthi coup militia war.
The office believes that the launch of humanitarian flights to the Marib Governorate will greatly improve access to humanitarian aid to help millions of people affected by the conflict.
United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator David Gressley visited the displacement camps in Al-Jafina, Al-Sweida and Al-Rawda in the city of Ma’rib and in the neighboring district of Sirwah.
He also inspected the progress of the work in the humanitarian center of the international organization in the city of Marib in preparation for its inauguration as an independent coordination office for relief supplies.
Gressley listened to a range of displaced people and introduced them to their most basic needs for assistance and shelter. He highlighted the difficulties and challenges they face in ensuring the necessary daily ministries for them.
The UN official stated that the United Nations delegation’s visit to Ma’rib governorate and its field visit to the displacement camps are aimed at carefully examining the humanitarian and living conditions of the displaced, reviewing their conditions and addressing their main needs affecting the areas Food, shelter, water, health and education.
Gressley praised the efforts of the local authority in Ma’rib Governorate to host and host the displaced persons and to care for their needs, and stressed his willingness to double the volume of humanitarian interventions, mobilize more resources and, in some ways, attract international partners According to the Yemeni official media, it is helping to cover the existing deficit in securing the needs of the displaced persons and providing their necessary requirements in the governorate.
For his part, Deputy Governor of Ma’rib Governor Abd Rabbo Moftah stated that the displaced persons at Sweida camp and the rest of the displacement camps in the governorate are living in difficult humanitarian conditions due to the governor’s inability to local authority to accommodate the large numbers of these displaced persons and meet their basic needs to ensure humanity in the province, given the ongoing displacement and the weak role of organizations and the weakness of their interventions.
He called on the United Nations and its humanitarian and aid agencies to play their humanitarian role towards the more than 2 million displaced people of Marib Governorate with its limited capabilities and called on the international community to put pressure on the Houthi militia to stop the displacement camps target and endanger the lives of the displaced.
Moftah noted that “the international silence over militia crimes against displaced persons in Ma’rib governorate encouraged them to continue to commit more brutal crimes, the most recent of which was the artillery bombing of As-Suwayda camp” on Saturday.
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