(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ADEN, April 9 (KUNA) -- Yemen's Minister of Local Administration, Head of the Higher Relief Committee Abdulraqeeb Fateh, hailed the announcement of Saudi Arabia and the UAE to allocate an additional USD 200 million in humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
"The contribution of Saudi Arabia and the UAE to this additional support will contribute significantly to the improvement of living conditions, especially during the holy month of Ramadan," Fateh said in a statement to the Yemeni news agency (Saba).
Fateh called for speeding up the implementation of integrated projects, especially in terms of environmental sanitation through work to support projects of waste removal, and water sterilization and all that helps to eliminate the cholera epidemic.
He stressed the government's continued support for the work of UN and international organizations in Yemen to implement its projects and programs in all governorates.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Monday announced a USD 200 million emergency humanitarian aid program targeting Yemen's food, malnutrition, health and sanitation sectors and will be implemented in partnership with WFP, World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. (end) sns.aa