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Governor Of Lahj Meets Deputy of UN Secretary General for Humanitarian and Urgent Aids Affairs at Al-Houta

[su_label type=”info”]SAMA News – Lahj[/su_label][su_spacer size=”10″][su_label type=”info”]Amman – SMA – PIC[/su_label][/su_spacer] Dr. Nasser Al-Khabgy, governor of Lahj, received Mark Lucok, Deputy of UN Secretary General for Humanitarian and Urgent Aids Affairs, and George Khoury, regioal director of UTCHA, on Tuesday 24th October 2017, in his office at Al-Houta. This is the first visit of a UN supreme personnel to Lahj that is considered one of the most affected governorates by war. Al-Khabgy explained to Lucok the deteriorating situations in Lahj due to destruction of infrastructure and services in addition to citizens’ suffering from Cholera, epidemics and malnutrition. He also indicated that Lahj is receiving an excessive number of immigrants from conflict zones and from Africa as it received more than 7000 immigrants in all its directorates. Al-Khabgy also praised the UN role in humanitarian aids and called for more efforts of that kind as Laghj needs more aids due to its serious humanitarian situation. In addition, Al-Khabgy asserted full cooperation of local authorities with UN bodies.
Lucok thanked Al-Khabgy for the warm welcome in Lahj and indicated his appreciation of the security and order of Lahj praising the local authority’s efforts in that as Lahj is between the temporary capital, Adan, and other conflict areas in Taez, Al-Dalea and Al-Baida. This makes Lahj a path among such areas and a destination for immigrants. Lucok asserted that Al-Khabgy’s message about the need for more aids will be delivered to UN secretary general. Lucok and Al-Kgabgy visited Ebn Khaldoun’s Hospital and its departments, especially Cholera Department. They also visited the immigrants’ camp in Teben receiving Taez immigrants.

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