Wednesday, 14 April 2021 11:14 GMT

Saudi Arabia, UAE to fund humanitarian action in Yemen


( MENAFN ) As well as welcoming the USD1 billion pledge made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to support humanitarian action in Yemen, Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, has also welcomed their commitment to raise an additional USD500 million, from other donors in the region.

In a statement, he said, "I welcome the news that five tankers, carrying 180,000 litres of fuel, reached Marib yesterday, as part of the Coalition's wider plan, to facilitate humanitarian action in Yemen. This fuel will be delivered, based on need, to health facilities and water stations, where it will be used to keep life-saving services running, for local communities."

The Coalition has vowed to increase humanitarian fuel deliveries to one million liters per week, over the coming weeks, meanwhile, Guterres called on the donors to provide their aids through the humanitarian action plan, and transfer their pledges to money, for relief agencies.

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