Marib (Debriefer) The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) ignores accurate statistics on internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Marib, deputy governor of the Yemeni northeastern governorate said on Thursday.
At the beginning of this year, field surveys found that Marib hosts 3.12 million IDPs, Abd Rabbu Miftah added in remarks carried by the Riyadh-based Saba.
However, the "figures in OCHA-developed emergency response plan for IDPS are wrong, negatively affecting human work standards," the Yemeni official said.
Miftah called on the UN agencies to use figures given by the government in order to cover all the humanitarian needs regularly, and to carry out emergency response according to these figures.
Agencies need to provide relief reserves in Marib governorate to tackle any emergent condition, he added, as Summer is setting in and temperatures get hotter.
Last January, the UN said IDPs numbers increased to 4.2 million people following Yemen's war.