UAE commits $230M additional support to Yemen

Since 2015, the UAE has reportedly provided over US$6 billion in assistance to Yemen, which has focused mainly on supporting humanitarian causes, as well as providing for public services to ensure continuity of education in schools, medical programmes, and vital services such as energy and transportation.

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On Friday, the UAE committed US$230 million, ahead of the United Nations Pledging Conference co-hosted between the Swiss Confederation and the Kingdom of Sweden. The aid will help to fund international programs that meet Yemenis’ medical, nutritional, and food security needs.

“Over the course of the pandemic, the UAE has sent 122 tonnes of medical supplies to Yemen to boost the efforts of some 122,000 healthcare workers to contain COVID-19, as well as provided health-enhancing food and supplements through the World Food Programme, and support to other sectors such as education, health, and water,” Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation,said.

Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy

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