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Yemen, UN discusses water situation in Yemen discussed

SANAA, Sep. 9 (Saba) - Minister of Water and Environment Eng. Nabil Al-Wazeer met on Sunday with United Nations Resident Representative Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lize Grande.

He discussed with her a number of topics related to the water situation in Yemen.

They discussed and reviewed the water situation on the island of Kamran and the suffering of the citizens as a result of the exposure of water wells to the bombing of the US-backed Saudi-led coalition warplanes doubling burdens on the ministry.

The meeting discussed the water and sanitation situation in Hodeidah porvince in general and efforts to expand the service.

The Minister called for the humanitarian coordinator to play the necessary role to spare the Kamarn island's water installations from targented by the US-backed Saudi-led colaition waprlanes  .

He praised highly the efforts of the humanitarian coordinator and its keenness to support the water and environment sector in Yemen.

He called upon the World Health Organization (WHO) to fulfill its obligations regarding the development of solutions and treatments for environmental hazards resulting from the medical waste of hospitals and health centers that are dumped directly into the sewage network without initial treatment.

He stressed the keenness of the ministry to coordinate efforts and partnership with organizations to move towards harnessing the allocated support in the field of water and environmental sanitation.

Grande  stressed the need for coordination between WHO and the Ministry of Water and Environment to achieve common goals and promote integrated action.

She stressed the UN's keenness to continue to support the water and sanitation sector and refered to the ministry's efforts to curb the cholera epidemic.

Ahmed Al-Mutawakel

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UPDATED ON : Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:41:44 +0300