Today, the Undersecretary of Marib Governorate, Dr. Abd Rabbo Moftah, discussed with the head of the Red Cross delegation in Yemen Katrina Ritz the tragic humanitarian situation suffered by thousands of forcibly displaced families from the southern districts due to the continued aggression of the Iranian Houthi militia against their areas.
He touched on the latest developments in the humanitarian and relief conditions and the situation of the displaced in Ma’rib Governorate, which is now home to more than 2 million displaced and forcibly displaced people from the governorates, distributed in about 161 camps and residential gatherings, in addition to hundreds of thousands of African migrants who arrive in the governorate on a daily basis.
He explained that the displaced and forcibly displaced people in Ma’rib Governorate, especially those recently displaced by Iranian militias from the districts of Rahba, Mahlia, Harib, Abdiya, Jabal Murad and Juba, are living in difficult humanitarian conditions and they need urgent intervention and emergency response to secure their basic needs, foremost of which are shelter, food, water and the rest of the requirements of a decent life.
He called on the International Committee of the Red Cross to redouble its efforts and intensify the volume of its upcoming humanitarian interventions, commensurate with the size of the large humanitarian gap resulting from the continuing movement of displacement and forced displacement and covering part of the increasing humanitarian needs in various sectors of humanitarian work.
For her part, the head of the Red Cross mission praised the efforts of the local authority and its success in receiving and sheltering the displaced and providing them with basic services over the past years.
She explained that the current humanitarian situation in Marib calls for concerted efforts by all to face the challenges and provide urgent aid to hundreds of thousands of displaced people in the governorate and contribute to alleviating their suffering.
She indicated that the Red Cross office in Marib will work to increase and diversify its upcoming humanitarian relief interventions and provide cash assistance and necessary protection programs for the newly displaced and displaced to contribute to improving their living conditions and alleviating their suffering.