SANAA, Prime Minister Dr. Abdulaziz Saleh bin Habtoor, head of the program management team of the United Nations Motherand And Children's Organization (UNICEF) in Jordan, received Dr. Shirin Varkey, who is currently visiting our country.
During the meeting, the relations of cooperation between our country and UNICEF in the humanitarian field were discussed, particularly international projects implemented through UNICEF, notably the emergency cash transfer project "Social Security Pensions", which benefits 1.5 million families nationwide with funding from the World Bank. With a capacity of $45 million.
The meeting, which was attended by Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Obeid Bin Dhabea, Water and Environment Engineer Nabil Al Wazir, discussed the joint arrangements of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and UNICEF to disburse the seventh batch of social security benefits due to begin in the next two weeks, according to for the new mechanism based on magnetic cards, as well as the procedures for incentives for teachers.
The Prime Minister commended UNICEF's efforts, both in relation to social security benefits and other funding programmes such as teacher incentives and humanitarian interventions towards the maternity and child sector and in a number of vital sectors, including water and public health.
Varkey's noted that the role is to the responsible cooperation of the concerned authorities, especially the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, represented by the Social Security Fund towards facilitating and transparency in the process of the disbursement of social security allowances.
He pointed out that the total number of families who received their financial dues in the sixth installment amounted to one million, four hundred and seventeen thousand families. He pointed out that UNICEF, in coordination with the Ministry of Education, is currently preparing to spend the incentives of teachers in total four months, at the latest before the coming month of Ramadan.
Source: Yemen News Agency