Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $1 Billion for Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

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Kingdom Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates pledged $500 million each in humanitarian aid assistance for Yemen at a United Nations Pledging Conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

The Saudi pledge was made by General Supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Affairs Abdullah Al-Rabeeah during a speech at a UN-organized conference in Geneva.

UAE’s Minister of State for International Co-operation Reem Al Hashimy said “an additional $500m will be allocated to support humanitarian action in Yemen,” said Reem Al Hashimy,

Kuwait pledged $250 million at the event, while the European Union promised $162m.

The pledges come as the UN announced it has managed to gain access to food storage facilities in the port city of Hodeidah.

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