UAE and Saudi Arabia donate $ 70 million to support and boost education in Yemen

May 15, 2019

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have provided $ 70 million as a financial support to Yemeni teachers whose salaries have been cut off in an effort to bridge the gap in the education sector and ensure that schools continue to function and open to students to continue their basic formal education in cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) .

This came during the signing of the Advisor at the Royal Court, the General Supervisor of the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Relief and Works, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabiah, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs in the UAE, Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi, Wednesday.

The agreement includes providing cash incentives to teachers in Yemen, with Saudi Arabia providing $ 35 million in support, and the UAE $ 35 million more in equal terms.

The project benefits 136,799 people in the governorates of Ibb, Amanah Al-Amira, Al-Baydah, Hajja, Dhamar, Saada, Sana’a, Amran, Al-Mahweet and Rameh.

UNICEF representative for the Gulf states, Tayeb Adam, said the program will support 130,000 teachers with monthly cash incentives, benefiting 3.7 million Yemeni children to complete their studies within their country.

Adam expressed appreciation for the generous support provided by the KSA and the United Arab Emirates to UNICEF to help children in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Bangladesh, African countries and other countries.

Adam announced a new contribution from the Kingdom and the UAE as part of the Imadad project, an additional $ 40 million to be provided to UNICEF to combat malnutrition and support the eradication of cholera in Yemen.

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