SANA'A, Dec. 14 (Saba) – A meeting was held Monday in Sana'a that brought together the government, the UN agencies and donors to launch the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, that requires $ 177 million.
An appeal was made for the sum with which U.N. agencies, national and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and Government will provide assistance for the most vulnerable people in the country while contributing to the stability of Yemen throughout 2010.
At the Geneva Global Launch, Yemen gave a detailed explanation of its humanitarian needs that were discussed and finally contained in the plan.
The plan provides for 76 projects by 21 donors at a cost of $ 177 million that would be directed as: 25 percent for agriculture, 17 percent for food, 13 percent for healthcare and 13 percent for refugees.
Head of the meeting deputy prime minister for Economic Affairs and minister of Planning and International Cooperation Abdul Karim al-Arhabi thanked donors for efforts they make to help Yemen towards meeting humanitarian needs for more than 1.4 million vulnerable people.
Yemen is exerting major efforts to help the most vulnerable people but resources remain limited, he said, stressing the need for better donor role to cope with humanitarian requirements through the plan.
The government works to push social and economic welfare and boost political and security stability through peaceful approaches to face all obstacles, he said, pointing to the Saleh recent call for a national dialog to deal with crucial issues under the constitution and national principles.
The plan document has been prepared by the government in association with donors with the aim of providing long-term humanitarian aid including food security requirements for the people including 200.0000 refugees from the war in the north.
For his part, minister of Public Health and Population Abdul Karim Rasa'a reviewed in details the plan document in which the government gave remarks over humanitarian aid provided by the U.N.
Yemen since the fresh confrontations in Saada started this year responded to humanitarian needs for the people affected by the war, who lay more burdens on national economy besides other obstacles such as the constant flow of African refugees into the country, said Rasa'a.
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