SANA'A, April 16 (Saba) – The UN will increase the amount allocated to finance the Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen 2012 and will enhance its programs in this field as a response for Yemen's humanitarian needs, UN official said Monday.
During her meeting with Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Catherine Bragg said that the UN is arranging to prepare the semi-annual review of humanitarian response plan.
The two officials discussed aspects of mutual cooperation between Yemen and the UN office for emergency relief coordinator as well as ways to enhance them.
They also reviewed the meeting's results of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held in the General Secretariat's headquarters in Riyadh on March 21 which was devoted to discuss humanitarian situation in Yemen.
Al-Qirbi praised efforts exerted by the UN humanitarian field in Yemen, noting this issue is one of the government's priorities' program.
He also affirmed the readiness of Yemen to provide the needed support in order to facilitate the UN task in this field.
For her part, the UN official expressed her thanks for the Yemeni government's facilitations offered for those who are working in humanitarian area including the non-governmental ones as well as its contribution to mobilize funding the plan .
She also asserted the importance of providing the required support by the donors for the plan, especially as till now it has not been allocated more than 38% from the total mount of the plan, about US$ 447 million.