SPC president receives UN officials

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SANA’A, Oct. 16 (Saba) – President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh Al-Sammad received on Sunday the UN Resident Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick and Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) George Khoury.

During the meeting, they discussed efforts and initiatives to treat the wounded of the grand hall massacre in Sana’a committed by the Saudi-American warplanes on October 8th which claimed the lives of 150 people and wounded 640 others.

The SPC President affirmed the importance of the UN initiative to help and rescue the lives of hundreds of wounded people as health situation in the country is deteriorating due to the ongoing siege on Yemen.

He re-affirmed the importance that the humanitarian work should always be away from any political manipulation, valuing the UN efforts and its team in Yemen, in addition to its positive stances, lately in the massacre of the grand hall and its humanitarian interaction in this regard.

For his part, the UN official, McGoldrick, expressed his condolences to SPC President and the Yemeni people for this massacre.

He reviewed efforts done by the UN to treat the grand hall’s wounded people and the provision of medical and humanitarian services.

McGoldrick talked about the outcomes of the visit of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, Stephen O’Brien, to Yemen recently and the subsequent positive works and coordination promoting the humanitarian work of the UN programs in Yemen under the current situations.

AM

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