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Yemeni people are facing a humanitarian crisis, OHCHR official says
[07/July/2011]


SANA'A, July 07 (Saba) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said the situation in Yemen was difficult and the Yemeni people were facing a humanitarian crisis.

This came by the OHCHR delegation's head Hani al-Majali during his meeting with Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, Minister of Legal Affairs and acting Minister for Human Rights Rashad al-Rassas and Minister of Justice Ghazi al-Aghbari.

He also made a reference to the suffering of Yemeni people of hindering the provision of basic services of electricity, oil, gas and water, expressing his wish for Yemen to overcome its crisis.

Al-Qirbi welcomed the delegation's members, asserting that the OHCHR delegation came according to a request from the Yemeni government the thing which reflected its obligations to the humane rights principles.

He reviewed the efforts exerted by the government to help Yemen overcoming the ongoing crisis through calling all political parties including youth to involve in a comprehensive dialogue in the light of the initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the statement of the UN Security Council .

For their parts, the Ministers of Legal Affairs and Justice briefed the OHCHR official on efforts the Ministries taken to assist the country to address its overall problems and alleviating the citizens suffer from the crisis' bad impacts.

Al-Majali praised the government's facilitations and the cooperation of security devices provided for the OHCHR delegation.


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