Wednesday, May 23, 2012 04 PM – Marib Press - Mehdi Hassani – a special
Seven organizations launched a humanitarian Wednesday a joint warning to Western diplomats participating in the meeting of the Friends of Yemen, saying that Yemen on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis.
The warning coincided with the start of the meeting of Riyadh, which is scheduled to discuss the political transition process in Yemen, and the search for how to help the new government of Yemen to rebuild its institutions after more than a year of political turmoil that almost enter the country into civil war.
And Oxfam expressed concern last week from the very decision of the Ministers of the United States and Britain not to attend Riyadh meeting, and charged in a separate report of donor countries to search for reasons for not providing aid to Yemen. And described the decision not to attend the meeting that he shows how the lack of political will, and reduce the expectations of the international lead on the critical hunger crisis in Yemen.
She said Oxfam director, Penny Lawrence, “The Yemeni families on the brink of the abyss and have exhausted all avenues with this crisis.”
At the same level, preempted the State Department meeting Riyadh published dish facts on her official website on the Internet, about U.S. aid to Yemen, pointing out that the United States plans to increase the assistance provided by the William N. for 2012 by $ 2 million from last year, bringing the total to 147 million, from $ 145 million in 2011.
And in return the United States will cut its aid of the civil $ 115 million in 2011 to 111 million this year. And according to a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the civilian aid that includes humanitarian aid and development support for the political transition process.
And the United States also plans to reduce its support for the development and the political transition process from $ 52 million in 2011 to 38 million dollars this year.
And Yemen during the year has seen a massive popular protests across the country, led to the forced former President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down from his position as head of the country under an agreement for the transfer of power was sponsored by Gulf and the blessing of the international community.
And accuses the opposition in favor of being behind the lawlessness gripping the country, through its support for Ansar al-Sharia al Qaeda-linked security and facilitate their movements as a result of the continuation of his relatives took positions of leadership and military security sensitive.
Locked and the Yemeni government with the assistance the United States and the international community a fierce war on al Qaeda, which controls parts of the province of Abyan.
And manage the organization during the past few days to a military offensive in the province of Abyan Army troops carried out by popular support and was able to edit the limited areas, but that did not deter al-Qaeda and affiliated groups for him to take the fight into the heart of the capital Sanaa. As and a few hundred yards from the house the presidency, which is still controlled by former President Saleh, a suicide bomber blew himself up among hundreds of soldiers while on Balastaadadt to revive the military parade on the occasion of National Day of the country, The attack killed about 100 of the soldiers involved, and the wounding of at least about 300 more.
Some politicians and the international community should now show greater seriousness in Yemen out of the long struggle with the specter of hunger that threatened, so that the new government to play the role assigned to them in the framework of the global war on terrorism.
And called Mohammed Abu meat head the organization of justice and building the Riyadh meeting to provide urgent support to save Yemen, and said, “We must revive the outcome of the Riyadh hopes of millions of Yemenis in the return of stability and normalcy to their country, and through the provision of urgent support to save the country from sharp economic decline witnessed. “
And adds Abu meat “that the countries of the region and the international community to stand by Yemen and help him in the face of risk of hunger, so as not to fall prey to terrorism”
And between the hammer and the anvil of hunger, terrorism remains a candidate for the economic situation deteriorated further, and keep the country on the brink of a humanitarian disaster may not be avoided.