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):
The 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 MHK
Isle of Man Government
14th March 2017
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.
J B Moffatt (Mr)
pp Celtic League”
Image: Child victims of the Yemen conflict shelter from Saudi warplanes.
Public Relations Officer Mannin Branch
Issued by: The Mannin branch of the Celtic League.