Almotamar.net - The Executive Unit to manage camps of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) organized on Thursday a workshop on the announcement of stopping food aid for IDPs and finding other projects in their return areas.
The workshop aimed to educate the IDPs on halting the monthly food rations they were receiving from the UNHCR and international organizations, especially after the war had stopped in Abyan and Saada provinces and they can now return to their homes.
Ahmad al-Kohlani, head of the executive unit, praised the international organizations' role in helping IDPs throughout their displacement period through offering food aid and health and educational services.
The UNHCR spokeswoman confirmed that donors halted providing their aid after the return of IDPs to their homes from the displacement areas.
The internal displacement is one of large and complex issues and should be addressed by the Yemeni government with the support of UNHCR and other international organizations, she added.
" The UNHCR awarded 84 thousand IDPs did not want to return to their homes for their sense of danger the right to choose either a voluntary return to their original areas or a voluntary transfer to other places in the country", the spokeswoman said.
For his part, the World Food Programme (WFP) representative Mohammed Sheikh asserted that WFP would continue to assist the IDPs after their return to their homes by implementing projects to ensure their self-reliance.
He pointed out that food would be provided for work and not as it was in the past by offering free food aid to the displaced.
The number of IDPs, who fled during the wars in Abyan and Saada to Sana'a, Amran, Aden, Hajjah, Saada and Abyan, reached over 564 thousand IDPs, but 84 thousand of them decided not to return to their homes
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