Yesterday, the UAE pledged to provide $ 230 million in additional support to the Yemeni people, ahead of the donors ’conference hosted by the Kingdom of Sweden and the Swiss Confederation, in cooperation with the United Nations. This support will help fund international programs that meet medical, nutritional and food security needs across the country, and this comes as a continuation of the UAE’s longstanding commitment to the Yemeni people.
The UAE also announced that it will work with various concerned parties to meet the needs as stipulated in the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan.
In this regard, Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem bint Ibrahim Al-Hashemi said: “Since 2015, the UAE has provided assistance to Yemen that has exceeded six billion dollars, with a major focus on supporting the humanitarian situation, in addition to providing public services to ensure the continuity of education. In schools, medical programs, and vital services such as energy and transportation. The UAE was also one of the largest international contributors to supporting Yemen to confront the (Covid-19) pandemic. ”
Al-Hashemi added, “Since the start of the pandemic, the UAE has provided aid amounting to 122 tons of medical supplies and supplies to Yemen, to enhance the efforts of about 122,000 health care workers to contain the (Covid-19) virus.”
Al-Hashemi commended recent international efforts to ensure that vital aid reaches the most vulnerable groups in society.
Al-Hashemi indicated that, since the end of its military commitment in Yemen, the UAE has continued to exercise its supportive role to reach a comprehensive political solution, and to support the efforts of the United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths.
The minister added, “While this donation of aid comes at a critical moment for Yemen, it cannot replace the broader efforts aimed at finding a political solution for the benefit of the Yemeni people.”
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