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Weekly Media Summary Jan , 20 , 2020

Embassy of the Republic of Yemen

Berlin

Weekly Media Summary

Jan , 20 , 2020

Politically 

 
Al Barakani calls for alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people
 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sheikh Sultan Al Barakani, called on the Security Council, the United Nations, the permanent members, and the international community to redouble efforts to get Yemen out of this situation and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
 
During his meeting with the European Union’s ambassador to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, Al Barakani pointed out that the Houthi militia has disavowed the implementation of the Stockholm agreement on Al Hudaydah, reneged on all covenants, and failed to implement all decisions and agreements.
 
Al Barakani reaffirmed that the political leadership, represented by his Excellency President Abd Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, is keen to ensure a comprehensive and just peace based on the three references and UN resolutions, especially resolution 2216. He appreciated the efforts made in helping and supporting Yemen.
Legitimacy: No to jumping on Stockholm agreement
 
Our permanent representative to the Security Council, Abdullah Al Saadi, stressed that the continued intransigence and the Houthi’s stalling in implementing its obligations under the Sweden agreement, which was signed under the auspices of the United Nations in December 2018. This stalling affirms that the Houthis are not serious in achieving peace, which is a challenge to the efforts of the United Nations and the international community.

Al-Saadi stressed in a speech before the UN Security Council that any attempt to avoid the implementation of the agreement will not serve the desired political process, but rather threaten the path of achieving peace in its entirety. He reaffirmed the consistent position of the Yemeni government on the importance of implementing the Stockholm agreement with all its components, especially the implementation of  Hodaidah agreement in relation to the local security forces and the local authority, the withdrawal of the militia from the ports and the city of Hodaidah, and opening the humanitarian corridors.

Arab Parliament supports peace with its three references

The Arab Parliament affirmed the peace option based on the references for the political solution in Yemen, namely the Gulf initiative and its implementation mechanism, the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue and the resolutions of the UN Security Council related to the Yemeni affairs, on top of which is resolution No. (2216) of 2015.

The Parliament welcomed the Riyadh agreement signed between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council on November 5, 2019. It condemned the continuation of the Houthi militia’s looting of humanitarian aid, as the militia seized and looted 440 trucks of food aid, medicine, medical supplies and fuel for hospitals in the governorates of  Hodaidah , Ibb and Sana’a, since the arrival of the International Observer Committee to Hodaidah .

Humanitarianly

 

Militia fabricates fuel crisis to boost black market

The Economic Committee said, “The Houthi militia is fabricating a fuel crisis in the areas under its control in order to reinforce the black market, which it manages and uses to enrich its leaders and finance its military and political activities.”

The Committee confirmed in a statement that it clarified through its technical office that the statistical indicators of the quantities of fuel that were supplied to Yemeni ports during the period from October 1, 2019, until January 10, 2020, are for the coup areas until mid-March 2020.

The committee indicated that the government is currently studying partnership with the Office of the International Envoy to organize and hold a workshop with the relevant parties to discuss developing mechanisms and controls for regulating fuel trade and the collection of legal fees, and to discuss the proposed mechanisms for paying civilian salaries from that account under the supervision of the international community.

Chinese medical aid received

The Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Nasser Ba’oom, signed, with the Chinese Ambassador to Yemen Kang Yong, the agreement to receive the payment of medical aid provided to our country as a grant from the Chinese side within the framework of the economic and technical cooperation agreement signed between the two countries with an amount of 9 million and 800 thousand Yuan, equivalent to 1.422 million dollars.

Ba’oom discussed with the Chinese ambassador the needs of the health sector, support for hospitals with medical devices and supplies in several governorates, and procedures for receiving medical aid payment. The minster expressed his eagerness to receive the Chinese support to our country in the health sector, and the support for hospitals with medicines and medical supplies.

Supporting livelihood’s programs and projects in Yemen

Minister of Local Administration, Chairman of the High Relief Committee, Abdel Raqib Fatah, discussed with the Charge d’Affaires of the British Embassy in Yemen Simon Smart, and the Representative of UK Development Agency, Michel Wilinex, supporting livelihood projects and continuation of humanitarian support in Yemen.

Fatah confirmed that the government gives significant importance to heavy-labor programs and development projects for they attract labors and work on alleviating poverty.

For his part, the UK diplomat confirmed his country’s support for boosting stability and providing services to citizens. He made it clear that his country raised support fund to £ 240 million for humanitarian response plan last year.

Distributing 25,500 cartons of dates in Abyan

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center distributed 25,500 cartons of dates in Abyan governorate.

The distribution of dates benefited displaced and needy families in the districts of Khanfar, Zanzibar, Mudiyah, Loader and Al-Wadea.

Rehabilitation of children recruited in Marib

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center launched in Marib the sixth session of the ninth and tenth stages of the project to rehabilitate children recruited Yemen.

The Center has completed procedures for receiving 27 children from several Yemeni governorates who have been recruited by Houthi militias or who have been affected by direct casualties from mines and explosives, and will be participate in the activities of the course, which will last 45 days.

In a different context, the center, in cooperation with Al Kheir Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, had distributed shelter materials in Al Rawda camp in Marib governorate, which included 35 tents, 70 rugs and 140 blankets, benefiting 35 displaced families.