Switzerland's priorities within this process are to strengthen humanitarian
principles, protect civilians in armed conflict, the need to centre humanitarian
action around those who are affected, gender equality and crisis prevention.
Several officials participated in the debate, including Ambassador Manuel Bessler, delegate of the Swiss government for Humanitarian
Aid and Head of Swiss Humanitarian
Aid, the Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme Barbara Noseworthy, the director of OCHA Geneva Rashid Khalikov, the Assistant Secretary General and Humanitarian
Coordinator for the Crisis in the Sahel Toby Lanzer and the Unit Head for East, West and Southern Africa's Directorate General for Humanitarian
Aid of the European Commission (ECHO), Cornelis Wittebrood.
In response to a question by SANA on the state of Syrians in refugee camps, O'Brien underlined the need to protect them, ensure their safety, provide humanitarian
aid to them, and treat them in a humane manner.
Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, told a press briefing, "The Secretary-General is very, very much disappointed that the humanitarian
pause did not take hold over the weekend, in Yemen.
4 million people are targeted for the humanitarian
aid across Sudan.
The OIC is following with deep concern the consequences of the ongoing events in Yemen caused by attacks against the legitimate authority in terms of the collapse of basic services, notably healthcare and the lack of food and drinking water in a chronic humanitarian
He stressed the humanitarian
community would remain committed to provide humanitarian
aid for millions of vulnerable Yemenis as security conditions permit, expressing concern such escalation would cause serious consequences to undermine the capacity of humanitarian
work on the delivery of humanitarian
During the committee's meeting, Shaikha Lubna said improving the efficiency of those who work in the humanitarian
field is a top priority in the UAE, highlighting the importance of better coordination with international humanitarian
organisations to unify various efforts.
Globally, there are 108 million people right now in need of humanitarian
Since 2012, the presence and access of UN and NGO partners has increased, along with an increase in the activities of organisations from the Gulf Region and increased involvement of Yemeni organisations in the Yemen Humanitarian
Iranian Foreign Ministry Director-General for Middle-East and North Africa Reza Ameri, Director-General of Swiss Foreign Ministry for Humanitarian
Affairs Emmanuel Blur and Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister for International Affairs Hessamoddin Ala explored avenues for increasing humanitarian
aids to the Syrian nation.
In 2012, the UN coordinated nearly US$9 billion dollars of humanitarian
relief to support 54 million people affected by the worst crises.