Yemen | Joint Statement Welcoming Upcoming Consultations in Sweden
DECEMBER 05, 2018
DECEMBER 05, 2018
International NGOs working in Yemen welcome the upcoming political consultations in Sweden. After almost four years of conflict in Yemen, up to 14 million people – 50 per cent of Yemen’s population - do not know where their next meal will come from. An estimated 85,000 children under five are presumed to have died from extreme hunger or disease since 2015.
The magnitude of the ongoing conflict in Yemen and its humanitarian toll has led to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock warned of the urgent risk of a massive famine in a recent UN Security Council briefing, and suggested five urgent steps to offset this catastrophe. Chief among these steps is ending the ongoing violence throughout the country, and removing obstacles to imports and domestic distribution of essential goods to avoid a full-fledged famine.
We strongly hope that these consultations are the first step towards a peace process that will help put an end to the violence and dramatic food and health crises in Yemen and will lead to positive developments for the people of Yemen.
HI operates in 8 health facilities (hospitals and rehabilitation centers) in Sanaa and surrounding areas. The organization provides rehabilitation care, psychosocial support and mobility aids (artificial limbs, braces, crutches, wheelchairs) to people with injuries or disabilities. HI’s beneficiaries are mainly people injured by the conflict or road accidents.
Co-winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, Humanity & Inclusion (the new name of Handicap International) is an international NGO working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work tirelessly alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable groups to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. HI teams can be found in 60 countries.
The following NGO logos are listed in the image above: Medecins du Monde, Action Against Hunger, Save the Children, Global Communities, Norwegian Refugee Council, ACTED, Relief International, INTERSOS, Solidarites International, ZOA, Mercy Corps, War Child, Humanity & Inclusion, International Rescue Committee, ADRA, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Danish Refugee Council, International Medical Corps, and tearfund.
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