United Nations: UAE is largest aid donar in yemen

September 24, 2019

The UAE ranked first globally as the largest aid donor to the people of Yemen in 2019.

This is according to the report of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the countries that are funding the humanitarian response plan for Yemen from the beginning of 2019 until 23 September 2019.

The value of UAE assistance to the Yemeni people between 2015 and September 23, 2019 amounted to AED 21.70 billion (US $ 5.91 billion).
Humanitarian aid accounted for 37% of the total value of UAE aid, ie AED 7.93 billion (US $ 2.16 billion).

Development assistance, rehabilitation and stabilization support projects accounted for 63% of the UAE’s aid, or AED 13.70 billion (US $ 3.73 billion).
Assistance provided included 15 key sectors such as transport and storage, power generation and supply, social services, health, government and civil society support, among others.

The UAE assistance included all aspects of life in Yemen with the aim of contributing to stability and development in Yemeni governorates and regions.

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