UNDP chief calls on international community to support Yemen appealFeb 18, 2010
Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), has welcomed the cease-fire in the conflict between the Government of Yemen and the Houthi rebels. Miss Clark added that UNDP will work with all parties in support of recovery and development of the region affected by the conflict.
She expressed her concern about the humanitarian situation in the affected region in northern Yemen, especially for some 250,000 persons displaced by the conflict. The Administrator, who is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, added that she hoped that the international community would react positively to the cease-fire by providing urgently needed resources in response to the humanitarian needs caused by the conflict and to allow early recovery from the conflict to begin. The humanitarian community in Yemen, including the United Nations, issued a Humanitarian Response Appeal for 2010 for support to life-saving humanitarian assistance and early recovery efforts in aid of the affected civilian population.