HODEIDA December 11. 2023 (Saba) - The Supreme Council for the Administration and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation held, on Monday, in Hodeida province, a consultative meeting for partners of the World Food Programme.
The meeting, which was attended by a number of officials and representatives of international and local organizations, focused on the repercussions of the World Food Program’s decision to stop food aid in the free zones under the control of the Supreme Political Council.
In the meeting, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs, Ibrahim Al-Hamli, stressed the importance of the meeting to strengthen the partnership between the Council and organizations working in the humanitarian field.
He touched on the suffering that will be caused by the program’s decision to stop providing food aid to displaced and affected citizens and the poorest families in the free zones in various sectors, which will lead to aggravation of human suffering in a way that poses a threat to the lives of millions.
Al-Hamli warned of the dangerous effects resulting from the decision to stop food aid, and its impact on millions of Yemenis who suffer from acute malnutrition, stressing that this decision will have negative repercussions on the most vulnerable groups of children, women, the sick, and the families most in need, and the rate of malnutrition will increase and deteriorate health conditions.
He pointed out that the Council made great efforts with the Food Program and proposed a number of solutions to ensure the continued disbursement of humanitarian aid to the most needy people, but they were rejected.
The Secretary-General of the Humanitarian Affairs Council stressed the need for the program and international, international and local organizations to assume their humanitarian responsibilities and tasks with complete impartiality, separate the humanitarian file from the political one, and avoid the politicization of aid.
He pointed out that the repercussions of the decision to stop aid are disastrous and dangerous for the Yemeni people, blaming the Food Program for the consequences of this decision.
Al-Hamli called on the Food Program to reverse stopping food aid and work to continue disbursing it because of its importance in alleviating the humanitarian suffering of the Yemenis.
The meeting was attended by the directors of the Humanitarian Affairs Council branch in Hodeidah, Jaber Al-Razhi, the Council’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Muhammad Al-Razza, and local organizations, Abdul Salam Al-Nawab.
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