Doha: The capital city will host a special conference on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, organised by the Qatar Charity Society (QC) in partnership with 13 organisations and international and regional network, from 22 to 24 February.
The conference, which is held under the slogan ‘The humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the challenges and prospects of the humanitarian response,’ will see the participation of more than 90 local and international and regional humanitarian organisations and a number of international networks, along with more than 150 experts and professionals in various humanitarian sectors such as education, health, water and sanitation, livelihoods and economic empowerment, shelter and food and protection.
The conference, the first of its kind with this level of participation, aims to unite the visions of partners about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, as well as the exchange of information and promote the follow-up mechanisms for determining the needs of those affected and the distribution of geographic areas in order to develop action plans and initiatives among the partners.
According to the initiative launched by Qatar Charity (QC) and 13 international organisations and regional network for holding this conference that the Yemeni crisis is one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world, given the number of those affected who exceeded 80 per cent of the estimated population of about 26 million people. The initiative also suggests that the crisis in Yemen, ranked among the most current humanitarian crises in terms of lack of resources compared to the assistance required, noting that the response plan last year's estimated needs of about $ 1.6 billion in grants, while not yet in excess of $ 282 million only.
Participants are set to hold in the first two days of the conference technical workshops at the level of specialists and experts to highlight the humanitarian situation in Yemen and identify needs, while the third day of the conference will see holding of high-level meeting to view the results and launch initiatives and partnerships, alliances and coordination between field actors.