To alleviate humanitarian situation for Yemenis, civil society organizations in Yemen call for immediate package of measures [EN/AR] – Yemen
The war has exacerbated the tragedy of civilians in Yemen. The divisions and cracks in society have seriously deepened; In addition, kidnappings and death threaten Yemenis at checkpoints between the strongholds of warring parties, and scores are dying as a result of continued restrictions on movement, food and humanitarian aid. This year, more than 16 million people suffer from hunger. About 50,000 Yemenis starve in conditions bordering on starvation; In addition, 4 million people across Yemen have been forced to flee their homes and still need assistance and protection. Due to the lack of funding for relief efforts and the deterioration in the value of the Yemeni riyal, the humanitarian situation in Yemen has become worse than ever.
Accordingly, civil society organizations call on warring parties in Yemen to respect human rights, take into account the humanitarian situation of the Yemeni people and make courageous concessions in the name of peace. They call on the United Nations to redouble its efforts to stop the war, increase the level of humanitarian aid, put pressure on the parties to the conflict to end the tragedy of civilians and immediately take a set of measures as follows:
A ceasefire in Yemen to alleviate the deteriorating humanitarian situation of civilians, open roads for the free movement of people and goods, and restore normal life to millions of people.
Remove all barriers preventing Yemenis from accessing food and basic commodities, including fuel.
Reopening of Sana’a airport for commercial flights and patients as a humanitarian necessity for citizens and lifting of restrictions on Hodeidah ports, especially regarding the entry of tankers.
Lift the siege of the city of Taiz, open all roads and all outlets, ensure the protection of all displaced persons and facilitate their return to their regions through Yemen.
Lift once and for all restrictions on commercial and humanitarian imports of food, fuel and medical supplies through all ports in Yemen.
Expand the humanitarian response to include economic recovery efforts to help lay the groundwork for the rehabilitation of basic services.
Put an end to the obstacles and bureaucratic procedures that the authorities in Sana’a and Aden place on humanitarian organizations and facilitate their teams’ access to local communities to identify the necessary needs in the different regions.
Pay civil servants’ salaries in Yemen, with an emphasis on prioritizing the education and health sectors, as these two sectors account for 85% of total state administration employees.
Neutralize humanitarian action, the economy, education and health from the conflict agenda, disburse pensions for retirees and preserve the resources of the General Insurance and Pensions Authority and the General Insurance Organization social.
Take practical procedures to restore the functional capacities of the Central Bank of Yemen as a national institution that serves all regions of Yemen and contributes to maintaining the exchange rate.
Involve Yemeni private sector development leaders, academics, civil society organizations and those with experience in economics and development in the formulation of Yemen’s development, economic and humanitarian priorities
Welcome the efforts of the United Nations, the European Union, Sweden and Switzerland to convene a donors’ conference to support Yemen, scheduled for September 22; In this regard, civil society organizations call on the United Nations to prepare well and urge Member States and international agencies to actively participate in filling the void in the humanitarian response plan in Yemen and to assist 30 million people suffering from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Civil society organizations stress that ending war and achieving a just and lasting peace is the real solution to ending the suffering of millions of people who are suffering in the heat of war; they look forward to serious interactions in the first place while continuing to help meet the needs of civilians and provide basic services, and reminding all parties concerned of their common responsibilities towards Yemen’s future.
Civil society organizations
Location of humanitarian action in Yemen Members of the Initiative
1-Tamdeen Youth Foundation
2-National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response
3-Yemeni Development Network for NGOs (YDN)
4-Abdominal development organization for women and children (ADO)
Organization of the 5-Life Makers meeting place (LMMPO)
6-Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF)
7-SOUL for development
8-Medical Mercy Foundation
9-Building the Foundation for Development – BFD
10-Organization Jeunesse Sans Frontières for Development.
11-All Girls Foundation for Development
12-Family Counseling & Development Foundation
13-Yemeni Women’s Union
14-Al Aman Organization for the Care of Blind Women
15-Hemmat Shabab Foundation for Development
17-Rawahel Foundation for Development
19-Field Medical Foundation FMF
Organization of 20-Nahda Makers -NMO
21Civil Alliance for Peace
22-Afaq Shababia Foundation
23-Marib Girls’ Foundation
24-Alf Ba Civil Foundation and Coexistence
25-Yemeni Response Council “YRC”
26-Enjaz Foundation for Development
27-Avenir Social charity association
29-Yemen Medical Bank
30-Khadija Foundation for Development
31-Yemen AlKhair for Relief & Development Foundation
33-Gusoor Organization for Coexistence for Peace
34-School of Democracy
35-Musanadah Foundation for Development
37-Yemen Entrepreneurs Foundation
42-Foundation of the Volunteers.
43-Youth Organization without Bordars
44-Sheba Youth Foundation for Development
45-Millennium Development Foundation (MDF)
46-Sada Foundation for Construction and Development
47-Monitoring Foundation for Human Rights
48-National Prisoners Foundation
49-Eaha Foundation for Calm and Social Peace
50-Social Development Hodeidah Girls Foundation
52-Basma Foundation for Child and Women’s Development
52-The Center for Strategic Studies in Support of Women and Children
53-Promotion of Social Peace & Legal Promotion
54-Foundation for Peace and Construction
56-Yemeni Psychological Association
57-Heran Foundation for Local Development
58-Estijabah Foundation for Humanitarian Aid and Relief
69-Social Solidarity Foundation for Development
61-Yemen Health Foundation
62-Federation of Chambers of Commerce
63-National Organization for the Development of Health,
64-Yemen Development Association
65-Wama Foundation for Development and Human Rights
66-Generation Without Qat Organization
67-Estijabah Foundation for Humanitarian Aid and Relife
68. Wahg Al-hyat Foundation
69.For all Foundation