SCMCHA Secretary-General meets WFP officials

SANA'A, Mar. 10 (Saba) - Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (SCMCHA) Abdul Mohsen Tawoos has met with Executive Director of the World Food Programme David Beasley and Resident Representative of the Programme in Yemen Laurent Bukera.

The meeting held on Tuesday reviewed what has been accomplished in the cash assistance project, "the experimental biometric survey," and the misunderstanding that coincided before the implementation of the project.

In the meeting, Tawoos indicated that each party is heading to implement the project through work and agreements, pointing out there are errors in the previous database of beneficiaries while the need has become greater under the aggression which requires attention to the success of scanning and correcting errors.

He explained the survey is still in the experimental stage as the work is moving slowly, confirming the registration process should be moved to the stage of registration, considering that the delay increases the suffering of the targeted beneficiaries.

Tawoos affirmed the importance of speeding up the provision of equipment and funding to complete the survey as the success of the project is calculated for the programme.

The SCMCHA Secretary-General pointed out the reduction of aid in the northern regions every two months had exacerbated the suffering of the beneficiaries, which calls for a review of the monthly aid disbursement, indicating 109 districts need to disburse emergency aid continuously.

He indicated the aggression exacerbated the suffering of citizens by not allowing the entry of oil ships, adding the programme also bears great responsibility because of stopping support for a number of health and water centers which caused a disaster.

Tawoos said the shortage of oil supplies doubled the need numbers from 16 million to the suffering of the Yemeni people in a comprehensive manner, calling on the United Nations, its organizations and agencies to pressure to allow the entry of oil ships, as this is one of the priorities that humanitarian organizations should work on.

For his part, Beasley indicated the programme intends to fully distribute aid to beneficiaries by the end of next May to the fourth and fifth level, in addition to what is currently disbursed.

He stressed the experimental survey in a correct manner will enable the project to be presented to the donors in order to continue supporting the project.

Beasley also affirmed the readiness to address all problems face the project.

Source: Yemen News Agency