Manx Government donation to disaster emergency Yemen appeal

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Publié le 16/03/17 16:10 -- mis à jour le 00/00/00 00:00

News from the Mannin Branch of the Celtic League:The Celtic League has acknowledged the significance of a donation from the Isle of Man government to the Disasters Emergency Appeal for Yemen (link): (voir le site) Celtic League have been highlighting the great suffering in that country caused by the ongoing conflict which sees a major part of the country defenceless against air attack from Saudi warplanes.Health, food and civil defence resources are at breaking point and the UN has warned that a humanitarian crisis exists.In a letter to Chief Minister Howard Quayle I indicate that I trust the example of the Isle of Man ? in global terms a tiny community ? will be matched by much larger countries.Text of letter to Chief Minister:?Howard Quayle MHKChief MinisterIsle of Man Government14th March 2017By email:Dear Chief Minister,I write to applaud the decision of the Manx government following its decision to provide much needed aid to the strife torn community in Yemen where a humanitarian emergency compounded by the conflict in the country is threatening millions of men, women and children.It is a commendable decision by the Isle of Man government to recognise and respond to this crisis a situation that we (as an accredited UN NGO) have been highlighting for some months.The Island is terms of population is a relatively small community and I trust that the DEC will highlight that fact in the hope that other much larger countries will match this proportionately.I have little doubt that the decision will attract criticism from some in Mann but nonetheless it is the right decision and as indicated above may be a catalyst that prompts like action.Yours sincerelyJ B Moffatt (Mr)pp Celtic League?Image: Child victims of the Yemen conflict shelter from Saudi warplanes.BERNARD MOFFATTPublic Relations Officer Mannin BranchIssued by: The Mannin branch of the Celtic League.14/03/17 

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