DUBAI: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced additional $500 million aid program for war-torn Yemen as a part of new initiative to address the humanitarian situation in the country.
The new initiative launched by Saudi Arabia and the UAE aims to secure food for 10 to 12 million people.
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, general supervisor of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Relief and Works and Reem Al-Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, revealed new aid plan at a joint press conference in Riyadh.
“We will coordinate with UN organizations to deliver aid to those in need in Yemen,” Al-Rabiah said, adding that the coalition countries had provided $18 billion in aid to help Yemen within three years.
Al-Hashimy pointed out that “the initiative aims to help more than 10 million Yemenis.”