85% of Yemenis Need Humanitarian Assistance, says a Senior Arab Official
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Geneva, Jumada II 15, 1439, March 03, 2018, SPA -- The Head of the Arab Initiative for Education and Development Dr. Wissam Basendwa, who is a member of the Yemeni Group for Monitoring Human Rights Violations, said that the three-year Yemeni crisis has inflicted an economic and humanitarian tragedy, as the number of Yemeni citizens in need to humanitarian assistance has increased to 22.2 million people, equivalent to 85 percent of the Yemen's population.
This came in a seminar entitled "The humanitarian and political situation in Yemen following the coup carried out by Houthi militias".
She pointed out to the relief and humanitarian aid provided by a number of countries, particularly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, referring to the comprehensive humanitarian plan announced by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which includes eleven humanitarian initiatives to address the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
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