The Undersecretary of Marib Governorate, Dr. Abd Rabbo Muftah, confirmed that the process of displacement to the governorate is still continuing from the governorates and areas under the control of the Houthi militia, and the number of camps and gatherings for the displaced in the governorate has reached 150, in addition to the involvement of large numbers of displaced people in the host community through housing in apartments and houses. For rent or ownership.
This came during a meeting in preparation for the implementation of the project to strengthen institutional and economic resilience in Yemen, which is implemented by the Ministry of Local Administration in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).undp) in nine Yemeni governorates, including Marib, over a period of three years.
During the meeting, which was chaired by the Undersecretary of the Governorate, Dr. Abd Rabbo Moftah, and included the UNDP team, general managers of a number of service offices concerned with the governorate, general managers and representatives of local authorities in the targeted districts in the governorate, the project manager, Peter Fante Paul, presented an overview of the project to strengthen institutional resilience, which he finances. The European Union, with $82 million, aims to strengthen the capabilities of the local authority in the governorate and the five targeted districts in each governorate, to face development and humanitarian challenges.
Peter Fante Paul indicated that the governorate of Marib was chosen among the nine targeted governorates in the first phase, based on the European Union’s assessment of the authority’s performance in 2019, as it was one of the best Yemeni governorates. ), in the governorate during this stage..noting that the project includes three components, including capacity building, planning for the most important needs according to priorities, and financing for those needs.
The meeting stressed the need for each party to raise its most important development needs according to priorities so that the project team could consider the possibility of launching the project and start financing the implementation of a number of projects during the last quarter of this year.
At the beginning of the meeting, Agent Muftah had reviewed the humanitarian and development challenges faced by the local authority in the governorate and districts as a result of receiving large numbers of displaced people from various governorates of the Republic, and which absorbed more than 60 percent of the volume of displaced persons in the Republic, as a result of the coup of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia against legitimacy and its occupation. State institutions and their criminal war on the Yemeni people and the abuse and oppression of Yemenis in their areas of control.
Dr. Muftah stressed the importance of the role of the international community and the United Nations in assisting the local authority to meet the great needs of the displaced and the host community that exceed the capabilities and capabilities of the local authority and the legitimate government, in light of the limited capacity of sectors and service institutions in the governorate such as health, education, water and sanitation, shelter and shelter Protection, security, hygiene, electricity, roads and other infrastructure.