462 non-governmental organisations active in Houthi-run Yemen

2021-04-08 | Since 2 Week

Abdulmohsen Al-Tawoos, the Secretary General of the Houthi Humanitarian Affairs Council, reveals the number of local and international agencies operating in regions controlled by the Houthi group

SANAA (Debriefer)--There are 462 local and international non-governmental organisations operating in Yemen, the Houthi Humanitarian Affairs Council in Sanaa on Wednesday.

These organisations are helping the Yemeni people in coordination with the international community and under the council's supervision, said Abdulmohsen Al-Tawoos, the Secretary General of the council.

Last year, they spent more than $1.2 billion on programs of emergency relief aid, cash assistance, institutional support, sustainable interventions, capacity building, and supporting the health and agricultural sectors.

In the coming days, we will order to shut down organisations that have violated regulations and laws in the country, he said in a statement carried by the Sanaa-based Saba news agency.

Meantime, we are closely watching aid materials provided by organisations to guarantee they are safe and in conformity with the required specifications, he said.

304 local non-governmental organisations were registered between 2019 and 2020, he said.

The salvation government received around $600 million that were distributed to the ministries of health, water, education, agriculture, justice and interior and the funds of cleanliness, culture and social welfare, he said, elaborating that the council provided assistance to 815.849 people at displacement and refugee centres in provinces.

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