Almotamar.net, Saba - Sana'a- President Ali Abdullah Saleh chaired Sunday a joint meeting of the security and military leaders.
In the presence of Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the meeting reviewed the progress of the combat and operational training plans and programs for 2011 in the different armed and security units and the evaluation of the performance and implementation for the last period.
The outcomes of the last meeting's decisions held last week were touched on in the meeting, which listened to a report of Defense Ministry on the armed forces' conditions and requirements and a report of Interior Ministry on the security situation in the capital Sana'a and other governorates in the light of the current national developments and the aggressions committed by affiliates of the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) and insurgents.
The meeting also dealt with another reports on the country's economic situation that is escalating every day owing to the outlaws' acts, including blocking roads and attacking on the oil, gas and electricity facilities.
Moreover, the political developments in the country were reviewed in the meeting and the exerted efforts to put an end to the ongoing political crisis in the country based on the Gulf's initiative.
The meeting made several decisions and recommendations to the competent bodies to adopt the necessary measures to alleviate the citizens' suffering and provide their requisite needs.
The United Nations has warned of the accelerating collapse of basic services in Yemen due to the aggression, siege and fighting which was described as “devastating.”
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Johannes van der Klaauw said in a press conference in Cairo that the current estimations indicate that more than 14 million people in Yemen cannot get sufficient health care.
He noted that 20 governorates, out of 22 governorates, are affected and that about 2.3 million people were forced to leave their homes which created a deteriorating and desperate humanitarian situation over the past seven months, stressing the importance of promptly finding out a political solution before it is over.
The UN official said that 3 million children and women are in need for medication because of malnutrition while 1.8 million children are deprived of schooling since March.
Klaauw pointed out the increasing deterioration of the basic services as a direct result of the dispute and the lack of necessary supplies to pay salaries or to cover maintenance costs.
Oxfam welcomed on Friday the changing of the British policy on exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia which is used in its aggression against Yemen.
The Oxfam emphasized citizens are in the fire line not only because of weapons, but also of the siege imposed on Yemen which affected its main services and economy.
Josephine Hatton, director of the Middle East program at Oxfam, said in a statement the organization welcomed the alteration of the British attitude towards the denial of Saudi Arabia in targeting citizens in its airstrikes against Yemen, and insisting to conduct serious investigations in that regard.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond called on Thursday to carry out a serious investigation on the Saudi air raids against Yemen.
In an interview with the BBC, Hammond said the denial of Saudi in targeting citizens by its airstrikes against Yemen since March is not enough, serious investigations must been conducted in that regard.
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday in front of the Faculty of Agriculture in Ibb University, a security source said.
"The explosion did not cause any casualties," the source said, noting that the suicide bomber detonated himself before he was arrested by the security men, who noticed he was wearing an explosive belt.
The Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) organization said on Monday that thousands of Yemeni people still incapable to receive medical care because of the absence of transportation means and closing the health facilities.
In its statement, the MSF said many of health facilities have totally or partly been destroyed as a result of the airstrikes and war in the country.
MOSCOW– Russia affirmed on Saturday its support to the exerted efforts to hold a new talks' round on the Yemeni crisis and with the participation of the various sides.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said, in its statement issued Saturday, it is important to do all the possible efforts in order to end violence in Yemen and reach peace all over the country via implementing dialogue gathering all the Yemeni political powers.