Yemen calls for international support to get rid of disasters, foremost of which is Safer tanker risk
6/1/2023 4:22:00 PM
Yemen has called on the international community to provide support and bridge the financing gap to cover the United Nations plan to eliminate the expected risks from the oil tanker "Safer" anchored in Ras Issa in Al Hudaydah Governorate in the Red Sea, which still represents a threat to the Red Sea environment, its resources, natural systems, livelihoods and food security at the level of Yemen and neighboring countries.
This came in the statement of the Republic of Yemen delivered by Yemen's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah Al-Saadi, at the United Nations General Assembly during the general discussion session of the high-level meeting on the mid-term review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The statement praised the progress made in implementing the United Nations plan to address the issue of the Safer tanker, calling for adequate, sustainable and timely support to build capacities and transfer technology to enable the country to shift to disaster risk management according to a more preventive approach at all levels.
The statement also stressed the importance of directing international and regional partners operating in Yemen (primarily the United Nations organizations and agencies) to shift from financing emergency response measures and providing aid after disasters to investing in disaster prevention, financing proactive and precautionary measures, developing infrastructure and strengthening the sectors' ability to resilience.