Sunday, 18 April 2021 08:52 GMT

Saudi Arabia funds humanitarian plan in Yemen with half a billion dollars


(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Saudi Arabia has raised $0.5 bln to contribute to the 'humanitarian plan' in Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates has granted the same amount, Al Arabiya reports.

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said Tuesday from Geneva at a conference held for Yemen that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are involved in the conflict to restore the internationally recognized Yemeni government to power, have "generously donated" $930 mln to the humanitarian aid plan for this year.

Kuwait has also raised $250 mln for Yemen's humanitarian plan, while the European Union has provided 107 mln euros.

Guterres explained that there is an opportunity to resolve the conflict in Yemen and must be used, pointing out that the UN envoy is working on the Yemeni plan for a solution.

The United Nations has requested donations worth $3 bln to fund Yemen's humanitarian needs.

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