SANA'A, June 02 (Saba)- The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) for Humanitarian Affairs, Ambassador Atta Al-Mannan Bakhit, said that the developmental and humanitarian needs of Yemen exceed $ one billion.
"There is misunderstanding of the size of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen ,and the solution lies in shedding more light and putting the international community before its responsibilities", Bakhit added in an interview with Saba News Agency.
Bakhit confirmed that the OIC intends to open an office in Yemen as all arrangements have been completed.
"The existence of the OIC's office will give us a mechanism to work continually to follow up the situation in Yemen in order to provide long-range programs in Yemen", he added.
The OIC's official pointed out that the organization has started its activity in Yemen since a long time through the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Humanitarian Affairs Department and other bodies affiliated to the organization.