The Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Diego Zorrilla, said that “the United Nations has reduced the level of security risks in the city of Taiz.”
“As a result, we are looking for places where we were able to stay for days in the city, and we will work to set up offices for us in the future,” added Zorella, who is currently visiting the city of Taiz.
The Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Diego Zorrilla, arrived today, Monday, at the head of a UN delegation, to the city of Taiz, to see its humanitarian conditions due to the continuation of the siege imposed by the Houthi coup militia on the city.
The governor of the province, Nabil Shamsan, held a meeting with the delegation, which also includes representatives of the United Nations organizations, OCHA, UNICEF, the United Nations Development Program, the World Food Program, the Food Program and the Office of Security, Safety and International Migration, to discuss the humanitarian situation in the city.
The governor confirmed during the meeting, which was attended by a reporter Awakening Neton the importance of the visit of the UN delegation to see closely the suffering of the people of Taiz, especially the suffering caused by the siege imposed by the Houthi coup militia.
And he touched on the suffering that citizens suffer as a result of the closure of main roads, which led to the difficulty of movement and travel and the high cost of goods and merchandise, a significant increase over all governorates.
The governor of Taiz said that the city’s residents do not find water, and if it is available, it is unhealthy, since the wells that feed the city are under the control of the Houthi militias, calling on the international organizations to raise their voice and play their role in pressure to open roads, which represent the most important humanitarian issues that we suffer from.
He pointed to the governorate’s needs in the sectors of education, health, water and sanitation, support for the displaced, demining, and strengthening the activity of the food program and all organizations for the population density of the governorate.
For his part, the UN official said that the aim of the visit is to see the extent of the suffering and to know the urgent needs of the city and to raise them to international partners to contribute to its implementation during the next stage.
With regard to the opening of roads, Zorella said that the United Nations supports the freedom of movement of citizens anywhere, and with regard to the city of Taiz, it adopts commissions between the government and the Houthis to open roads in the city of Taiz specifically.
He explained that the mission’s work is humanitarian, and the issue of roads belongs to the UN envoy in Yemen, who received open support from the United Nations regarding the issue of opening roads in Taiz at all levels.
Pointing out that Taiz is one of the most densely populated governorates, and it has been placed in the value of priorities and humanitarian needs, and it is the only governorate in which we have three branch offices, and our goal is to reach a semi-permanent establishment and a continuous presence in the city.
The Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator said that there are allocations for water and sanitation and a number of important needs for the city, despite the scarcity of funding.
Subsequently, the Deputy Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs and the United Nations Organizations made a field visit to the streets of the city and visited the Al-Jahmaliyah area and the Salh district to see the extent of the destruction in the houses and the suffering of the residents, the displaced, and the water pumping unit.