while thousands of families were damaged and thousands of homes were destroyed, in addition to demolition and damage the heritage and historical sites, according to official estimates, to double the tragedy of the country whose infrastructure has been destroyed due to the war and the deterioration of the economic situation. The forum expressed sincere condolences to the families of the victims, announcing the active partnership with government agencies, the private sector and international organizations in implementing an emergency and coordinated response to deliver aid and provide the necessary needs from Shelter and food, calling at the same time for a package of measures to overcome the disaster, processing its future consequences, and prepare for the management of natural disasters that follow with climate changes, that it includes the following:
1- Launching an international campaign by the United Nations to provide relief to those affected by the floods in Yemen. Scale up the response of its organizations and agencies.
2- Facilitating the humanitarian response for relief organizations and allowing the entry of urgent aid to those affected by the floods disaster and the ruined areas.
3- Establishing an emergency fund and facing with the financial and humanitarian burdens resulting from natural disasters, in partnership with the private sector and civil society organizations, and opening a unified account for donation and mobilization of resources.
4- Harnessing the available resources, mechanisms and equipment of government departments and the local authorities to drain rain water from streets and residential neighbourhoods, opening roads, blockages of sewers, bridges, barrier channels and dams, and maintaining the remaining infrastructure.
5- Allocating a portion of relief and humanitarian aid to provide emergency health care, food packages, shelter, clean water, and survival materials.
- Establishing a national centre for climate emergencies, and starting coordination with United Nations agencies and global environmental programs, in order to declare a climate emergency in Yemen.
7- Integrating some disaster risk reduction activities with the ongoing humanitarian interventions of organizations in Yemen, and making use of technology by establishing a system to help authorities and citizens for preparedness for disasters and manage relief operations.
8- Addressing with “UNESCO” in order to urgently intervene to save the landmarks of the human heritage in the old city of Sana’a, Zabid and Shibam Hadramout city , reconstructing the houses in which they were destroyed and restoring the damages and distortions that were caused to them.
9- Preparing an urgent response plan to face the risks of outbreaks of epidemics and diseases such as cholera, malaria, dhanak fever and others, and intensify hygiene and health education campaigns.
10- Reconsidering the random construction files, and buildings located in the streams of floods, and holding the perpetrators.
In conclusion, the forum renews its call for ending the war and pushing for comprehensive reconciliation and lasting peace. If this does not happen, Yemen will remain stuck in the paws of hunger, disease and epidemics, and will plunge deeply into endless humanitarian catastrophes.
Issued by the Forum of Local Civil Society Organizations in Yemen:
Tamdeen Youth Foundation
Abs for Developmental
Sustainable Development Foundation
Field Medical Foundation
Building Foundation for Development
Medical Mercy Foundation
Yemeni Development Network for NGOs
Soul for Development
Life Makers Meeting Place Organization (LMMPO