Almotamar.net - The United Nations announced on Sunday the launch of the humanitarian response plan for Yemen for 2015 with an amount of US $747.5 million to deliver humanitarian aid to 8.2 million people.
Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Johannes Van Der Klaauw said that the latest developments in Yemen confirm the importance of continuing humanitarian aid and expanding its domain to reach millions of vulnerable Yemeni people.
"Despite the political unrest in Yemen, the humanitarian community will continue to work in Yemen at its full capacity and within strong partnerships with local communities and local partners," Klaauw added.
He said that the humanitarian agencies are adhered to continue to deliver emergency humanitarian assistance and to provide protection services for people within the vulnerable groups.
He called on all donors and concerned parties to support such efforts and provide humanitarian response plan for Yemen during the current year.
"Almost 15.9 million people, 61 % of the total population of Yemeni people, are in need for humanitarian assistance. At least 10.6 million people are suffering from food insecurity, half of them are suffering from severe food insecurity, and 13.4 million people are not able to get safe drinking water or adequate sanitation facilities. In addition, 8.4 million people lack for adequate health care services," he said.
"In order to meet the most urgent needs, the international and national partners aim to reach a 8.2 million people in 2015 with a series of lifesaving activities, protection activities and capacity building to bear the crisis," Klaauw said.
He added that the partners are seeking to finance their activities with an amount of $ 747.5 million, including $ 284.6 million(38 per cent) will fund lifesaving programs and the most essential protection, explaining that 5 million people will get food and health services.
Klaauw expressed his confidence that in cooperation with other partners, the response program will achieve the humanitarian objectives in Yemen.
Yemeni people are in need for our assistance, especially now, Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen said.
Klaauw added that "we are looking forward, including the member states, to grant their generous contributions and expand their assistance for the most vulnerable people in Yemen."
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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
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
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.