The new head of the United Nations Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA), Major General Michael Beary, has officially taken up his duties in Hodeidah province.
On December 24, 2021, the General Secretary of the UN announced the appointment of retired Irish Major General Michael Beary as head of the UNMHA in the province.
Beary, who was appointed as the chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC), succeeds retired Indian General Abhijit Guha in the position.
The UN mission was formed to monitor the ceasefire in Hodeidah, according to the Stockholm Agreement signed at the end of 2018.
Michael Beary has 40 years of experience participating in foreign deployments and UN peace missions in countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iraq, Somalia and Uganda, in addition to heading the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon.