Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Announces USD 500 Million to Yemen during the Opening Ceremony of Yemen High-Level Pledging Event 2020 6 Riyadh

Tuesday 1441/10/10 - 2020/06/02
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For his part, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, disclosed the situation in Yemen is catastrophic, adding that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the country.
"COVID-19 comes on top of the many problems already facing Yemen – economic collapse, destroyed infrastructure, hunger, disease and displacement," he affirmed.
"So we have come together here today to see what the world wants to do about that. The United Nations and our partners have put forward a clear, workable plan. We are currently delivering humanitarian assistance to more than 10 million people across the country every month," he added.
Lowcock called on the Yemeni government to develop and work in order to avoid the risks, asserting that more than 41 aid programs in Yemen will close and end within this year if we do not provide appropriate funding.
He thanked all entities taking part in helping Yemen.
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