22 yemenis war woumded will go to
Egypt in the next upcoming days to receive treatment and care in Egyptian hospitals at the expense of Abu
Dhabi as part of the ongoing UAE efforts to help the Yemeni people.
The 22 Yemenis were wounded during clashes
in a number of southern governorates in Yemen .
The affairs of the wounded of the
southern resistance in Egypt revealed today on Twitter that it is preparing to
receive 22 wounded during the next week for treatment in Egyptian hospitals at
the expense of the United Arab Emirates.
The Yemenis victims praised the
UAE’s efforts to support them in their plight.
This is not the first time that the
UAE has made tremendous efforts to help the Yemeni people humanitarianly
against the Houthi rebelsrebel attacks or the recent events in southern Yemen.
Two weeks ago, the UAE Red Crescent
headed a relief convoy carrying food aid to residents of Zanzibar, the capital
of the southern province of Abyan, which has seen fighting between the Southern
Transitional Council (NTC) and the Yemeni government backed by Muslim Brotherhood
The aid convoy included nearly 1,000
food parcels that local authorities have begun distributing to nearly 7,000
people in need.
In July, Abu Dhabi signed an
agreement with the Yemeni Electricity Ministry to build a power plant in the
southern city of Aden at a cost of $ 100 million.
The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, in
May signed two agreements with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to implement humanitarian projects in
Yemen, worth $ 60 million.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have
pledged $ 200 million in aid to Yemen during Ramadan, part of a $ 500 million
joint initiative announced in November.
According to statistics from the UAE
Ministry of State for International Cooperation, Abu Dhabi provided $ 5.41
billion between April 2015 and December 2018 to support emergency food
assistance, energy supplies and health services.
The biggest beneficiary of
international organizations is the World Food Program (WFP), which received $
287 million in aid from the UAE.
The UAE topped the ranks as the world’s
largest direct donor of emergency humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people
in 2018, while Saudi Arabia was ranked first as the largest donor of support to
the UN Humanitarian Plan in Yemen for the same year.
This assistance enabled the UAE to gain
the respect and appreciation of the Yemeni people, who found in these
initiatives a means to face the economic and social crisis left by the war
during the past years.