Aid plans for Yemen by the UAE

November 9, 2018

A meeting was held which was attended by various UN agencies’ representatives who have their operations in Yemen. The meeting had been chaired by Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs; Ahmed Al-Beez, Assistant Supervisor-General for Operations and Programmes at King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre; and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande.
The meeting was held to discuss about the projects which are being financed by the countries of the UAE and Saudi and the various hurdles which are being faced in the process of providing aids in Yemen. The agenda of the meeting mainly focused on the overall evaluation of the impacts which this projects have on the humanitarian conditions in Yemen.

Al Shamsi stated that the two countries are determined to provide maximum impact on the beneficiaries and particularly to the women and children. They are also focusing on expediting the process of distribution across all the territories of Yemen without any exception. This would be done to alleviate the distress which has been caused by the Houthi militia.

The funds form 44 percent of the amount of $2.96 billion which would be needed to implement YHRP. These funds have helped to ensure food security, in fighting cholera and also to support education in the battle-ridden country. In all it would benefit more than 10.6 million people which includes 6.4 million children and 2.1 million females.

Around 5000 patients are planned to be benefitted at 32 kidney treatment centres and it would also reach out to pregnant women and newborns spread across 78 healthcare facilities and would also provide vaccinations to 162000 babies who are under the age of one.

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