Almotamar.net-saba - An American official voiced Wednesday confidence that February 21 would be a real moving towards comprehensive reforms and make the necessary changes the Yemeni people desires.
The statement made by US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the US envoy to Yemen, who arrived in Sana'a today [Wednesday] on an official visit to show the US support for Yemen.
During her meeting with Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Ms. Sherman expressed the US and the international community's appreciation of the Vice President and political powers' efforts to carry out the Gulf initiative.
The US would be an effective partner with Yemen to overcome the crisis's aftermaths, she said, stressing that Yemen's security and unity are a strategic matter to the US.
The Vice President briefed the US official on the crisis's consequences in security, political and economic fields and its critical impacts on the stability and unity of the country.
He praised the American direct support to Yemen in this regard, pointing to the efforts of the US ambassador Gerald Feierstein, alongside with ambassadors of the UN Security Council permanent members, European Union and Gulf Cooperation Council, to save Yemen from separation and a civil war was about to be broken out.
Hadi and Ms. Sherman touched on several issues concerning the fight on terror, especially al-Qaeda, and the developments in Rad'a city which has been cleansed from terrorists
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.