Wednesday, 14 April 2021 11:41 GMT

Qatar to host humanitarian meet on Yemen


(MENAFN - The Peninsula)

Doha: Qatar will host a special conference on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen from February 22 to 24 organised by the Qatar Charity (QC) in partnership with 13 organisations and international and regional network.

The conference under the slogan “The humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the challenges and prospects of the humanitarian response” will see the participation of more than 90 local and international and regional humanitarian organisations and a number of international networks along with more than 150 experts and professionals in various humanitarian sectors such as education health water and sanitation livelihoods and economic empowerment shelter and food and protection.

The conference the first of its kind with this level of participation aims to unite the visions of partners about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as well as the exchange of information and promote the follow-up mechanisms for determining the needs of those affected and to develop action plans and initiatives among the partners.

The Yemeni crisis is one of the biggest humanitarian problems in the world given the number of those affected who exceeded 80 percent of the estimated population of about 26 million people.

The response plan for Yemen last year estimated needs of about $1.6bn in grants. The Yemen crisis is ranked among the most current humanitarian issues in terms of lack of resources compared to the assistance required.

Participants are set to hold in the first two days of the conference technical workshops at the level of specialists and experts to highlight the humanitarian situation in Yemen and identify needs while the third day will see holding of high-level meeting to view the results and launch initiatives and partnerships alliances and coordination between field actors.

QNA


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