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Qatar, UNHCR agrees to rehabilitate thousands of refugees from Yemen | News

Qatar has signed an agreement with the United Nations to protect over 26,000 displaced persons from Yemen's war zone. The $ 3m agreement was signed on Sunday between Qatar Development Fund, Qatar Charity and UN UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) alongside the Doha Forum in the Gulf States. The UN has negotiated for peace between Jemen's war games to end what is called the world's worst humanitarian crisis, killing 60,000 people and driving a dizzying eight million people – a number larger than the people of Switzerland – on the verge of starvation. UNHCR says that nearly two million Yemeni have fled to neighboring countries since the conflict began in 201 4. Another 280,000 refugees and asylum seekers are lagging in the country, mainly from the Horn of Africa. The agreement to settle refugees in Yemen followed a number of Qatar partnerships, signed with the UN earlier this Sunday to strengthen cooperation with the World Organization, including the establishment of four new UN offices in the country. The United Nations and Qatar signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which approved cooperation between both parties, which included the establishment of a Junior Professional Program and a multi-annual non-earmarked $ 500 million contribution to fund UN agencies. Doha also signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and an agreement with the United Nations Office for Combating Terrorism. The four new UN offices to be opened in Qatar are for UNICEF, International Organization for Migration ( IOM) UNHCR, and Office…

Qatar has signed an agreement with the United Nations to protect over 26,000 displaced persons from Yemen’s war zone.

The $ 3m agreement was signed on Sunday between Qatar Development Fund, Qatar Charity and UN UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) alongside the Doha Forum in the Gulf States.

The UN has negotiated for peace between Jemen’s war games to end what is called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, killing 60,000 people and driving a dizzying eight million people – a number larger than the people of Switzerland – on the verge of starvation.

UNHCR says that nearly two million Yemeni have fled to neighboring countries since the conflict began in 201

4. Another 280,000 refugees and asylum seekers are lagging in the country, mainly from the Horn of Africa.

The agreement to settle refugees in Yemen followed a number of Qatar partnerships, signed with the UN earlier this Sunday to strengthen cooperation with the World Organization, including the establishment of four new UN offices in the country.

The United Nations and Qatar signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which approved cooperation between both parties, which included the establishment of a Junior Professional Program and a multi-annual non-earmarked $ 500 million contribution to fund UN agencies.

Doha also signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and an agreement with the United Nations Office for Combating Terrorism.

The four new UN offices to be opened in Qatar are for UNICEF, International Organization for Migration ( IOM) UNHCR, and Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ( OCHA).

The agreements were signed by Qatar Secretary of State Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman A l Thani and Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General on the side of the Doha Forum .

Lolwah Al Khater, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the agreements signed underscore Qatar’s strong relationship with the United Nations.

“Qatar strongly believes in multilateralism’s ability to promote the agenda that serves all humanity without discriminating against any sect. The UN through its incredible work embodies multilateralism and we are proud to contribute to success,” said Khater.

Noha Aboueldahab, visiting colleague at Brookings Doha Center, told Al Jazeera that the movements were significant in view of several humanitarian crises in the region.

“Increased UN presence in Qatar is a very positive development so that it can formalize some of these processes and hopefully streamline them and make them effective, “said Aboueldahab.

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