UN alerts groups to prepare to deliver relief to Yemen

The UN plans to make a humanitarian pause in Yemen so those in need can receive aid

UN alerts groups to prepare to deliver relief to Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk

The United Nations informed aid groups worldwide about possible humanitarian pause in Yemen, which can start on Friday, July 3. This pause would allow to deliver assistance and aid to some of the 21 million people in need. The information was shared by UN aid official in Yemen by email saying that UN chief Ban Ki-moon "is calling for the pause to start as soon as this Friday, July 3."

"The Secretary-General is doing all he can to advocate for a humanitarian pause during Ramadan, to allow humanitarian actors to scale up their efforts in providing much needed assistance across the country," the official wrote.

"The pause will hopefully be an opportunity to provide essential services and pre-position and distribute critical humanitarian supplies that are currently in country and in our pipelines," the UN official wrote in the email.

On Wednesday Ban Ki-moon also announced a UN report which stated that some 3,000 people had been killed in the past three months, half of them civilians, and more than 14,000 injured as well as outbreaks of dengue fever and malaria were also raging unchecked.

Nationwide fuel shortages have spread disease and suffering in arid Yemen, where access to water usually depends on fuel-powered pumps, the UN has said. Hospitals are also struggling to operate without fuel.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Temmuz 2015, 10:17