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Wed - 24 May 2023 - 11:23 PM ،،،


 On 23 May, the European Commission and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden co-hosted the 5th Yemen Humanitarian Senior Officials’ Meeting. It brought together donors, UN agencies and NGOs to discuss the humanitarian situation in the country.

The meeting took place at a key moment where despite unprecedented signs of hope for a possible end to the conflict, Yemen remains one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.

The participants identified joint actions to improve humanitarian access, including for national female aid workers, the quality of aid delivery in Yemen, and to improve the coordination between development, resilience and humanitarian actors.

The meeting was opened by the Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Johan Forssell.

Commissioner Lenarcic said: “I urge all parties to guarantee unrestricted humanitarian access. Continued restrictions and delays must be lifted immediately, especially, the harming restrictions on movements of female aid workers.”

The Senior Officials’ Meeting was preceded by preparatory consultations with local NGOs and front line humanitarian workers in Amman, Jordan on 7 and 8 May 2023.