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Yemeni Government Urges U.N. Agencies to Move Headquarters to Aden

Yemen’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Maj. Gen. Hussein Arab urged all U.N. agencies working, in Yemen, to move headquarters form Sana’a to Aden – the government’s temporary base – confirming that all procedural workings will be facilitated and equipped offices and fields crews will be provided to the agencies’ disposal.

Yemen’s internationally-backed government also offered necessary protection, Yemen’s state news agency reported.

More so, the Yemeni minister of Local Administration, who is also the Head of the Supreme Committee Abdulraqeeb Fatih hailed the humanitarian role undertaken by organizations working, in Yemen.

Iran-backed Houthi putschists seized the Yemeni capital Sanaa in September 2014, forcing the internationally recognized government to flee the country. A Saudi-led, U.S.-backed coalition has been conducting a military campaign against the Houthis since March 2015 that has successfully pushed the rebels out of southern Yemen.

The U.N. says the insurgency-spurred conflict has left more than 19,000 people dead and displaced at least 3 million. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of Muslim countries, backed by the U.S., the U.K. and France, in the war in neighboring Yemen. The campaign to restore the government ousted by the Iran-allied militia is part of a larger assertive effort to prevent weapons from reaching Houthi militiamen and their allies.

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