YNEXT to launch

YNEXT to launch its first project in partnership with the Yemeni Network for Human Rights and ADWAR organization

SANA'A– Thur, 1June 17, 2015 In partnership with the Yemeni Network for Human Rights and ADWAR organization for Youth Development, The Yemeni Network for Emergency Exchange of Telecommunications (YNEXT) announced on Thursday

the commencing of its project on Emergency Exchange of Telecommunications, which is financed by Open Tech Fund. As a first phase, the project aims at establishing five emergency telecommunications exchange centers which will be launched in few days in the municipality of Sana'a, and the governorates of Sana'a, Aden, Taiz and Hodeidah. The goal is to provide humanitarian services to stranded people and those who have lost contact with their relatives in the war-ridden governorates, thus creating communication channels with their relatives through the emergency telecommunication centers and, in turn, reporting their findings to the international humanitarian and relief organizations. The centers act as a connecting hub between the beneficiaries and the official and non-official humanitarian entities. The project aspires to meet the needs of the society for humanitarian services such as monitoring and documenting humanitarian and human rights violation cases, updating the humanitarian situation by observing the press and modern media and the humanitarian activities of local civil organizations as well as the international relief organizations. Field trip and direct contact with affected people in inflected areas and governorates and other Yemeni governorates in general are also one of the goals of the project. Mr. Adli Al-Kharasani, the YNEXT executive director, confirmed that the project will consist of 5 emergency centers. “Three centers are fully equipped now and will be launched during the next week.” He explained. “Those centers will work during telecommunication blockage as well as in normal situation in areas and governorates afflicted with war and rocket bombing.” he indicated. The centers, according to Mr. Al-Kharasani, will receive reports of humanitarian cases through their hot lines and will provide humanitarian emergency services to the affected and displaced people as well as to all segments of the Yemeni society, regardless to their orientations. Mrs. Sa'ada Alaya, the executive manager of Yemeni Network for Human Rights, pointed that the project aims at providing humanitarian assistance through the process of monitoring and evaluating, as well as by using reports produced by the centers which are scattered in the governorates. “It is very important to continue working in human rights field, despite the precarious situation the country going through.” she said. “Monitoring human rights violations will contribute in giving indications and remedies for the future. These reports will also provide guidelines for people concerned with the humanitarian situation and help them continuing with their journalistic and humanitarian activities.” Mrs. Alaya concluded.