Almotamar.net - Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi called Monday brotherly and friendly governments and donors to present more aid for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yemen.
Al-Qirbi made the statement during a meeting gathered Public Health Minister and deputy head of the IDPs Relief Higher Supervisory Committee Abdul-Karim Rase'a, Minister of State for Parliament and Shura Councils Affairs and head of the Executive Committee for Displaced Camps Management Ahmed al-Kuhlani and ambassadors of brotherly and friendly governments and representatives of UN Organizations and Civil Society Organizations.
Al-Qirbi asserted Yemen's need for more aid to meet the IDPs' requirements, saying the continuation of the political crisis in Yemen would lead to the aggravation of the IDPs' humanitarian situation.
He valued highly the efforts of the countries and International organizations that have assisted Yemen to encounter the various challenges.
Head of the Executive Committee for Displaced Camps Management Ahmed al-Kuhlani presented a report on the situation of the IDPs in Yemen, who have reached over 416,000 people, 104,000 of which were from Abyan province.
He reviewed the efforts of formal bodies and organizations in relief field, saying that only the minimum of their food and relief's needs has been provided so far.
Health Minister Abdul-Karim Rase'a pointed to the spread of fevers, diarrhea and other diseases among the displaced peoples and the role of the health offices and international organizations to treat such diseases.
The health situation is getting worse every day due to the clashes between armed forced and al-Qaeda in Zinjibar and Khanfar districts of Abyan province, Rase'a said.
He added that the meeting aimed to cover the deficit in the IDPs' needs of food, medicine and shelter.
For her part, United Nations resident coordinator in Yemen Pratibha Mehta reviewed the efforts of the UN various organizations to help IDPs, particularly those were coming from Abyan.
The IDPs' humanitarian situation is getting worse, the UN official said, estimating the IDPs number to be 5% of the population in Yemen, according to international organizations.
She indicated to the obstacles the organizations face in field and lack of access to the conflict areas in addition to the non-return of the displaced to their home, especially in Sa'ada province.
Mehta pointed to people's suffering including the hike in food and fuels' prices and others resulted from the ongoing crisis in the country that is required to double efforts of the government's establishments and international organizations jointly.
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Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
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The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.