Saudi Ambassador to Yemen: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is Largest Donor to Humanitarian Response Plans in Yemen

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Riyadh, May 30, 2020, SPA -- Saudi Ambassador to Yemen and General Supervisor of the Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen Mohammad bin Saeed Al-Jaber, affirmed that Saudi Arabia is the largest donor to the humanitarian response plans, either to the United Nations in Yemen or directly to Yemen.
In a press statement to the Saudi Press Agency, Al-Jaber considered the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia organizing, in partnership with the United Nations, the Donors Conference for Yemen 2020, next Tuesday as a continuation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's support to the Yemeni people during the past decades.
He said, "In light of the poor humanitarian conditions as a result of the coup of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia and the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the world, Saudi Arabia will contribute $ 500 million to the UN Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen, including $ 25 million to combat the Coronavirus."
He stated that the Coalition to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen will work alongside the legitimate government to continue to facilitate procedures for the supply of food, medicine and bioenergy materials through the port of Hodeida to ensure that these supplies reach their intended destinations and to assist the Yemeni people in these extraordinary global circumstances.
Al-Jaber pointed out that the Kingdom's support to Yemen did not limited to providing food and humanitarian assistance to millions of beneficiaries through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and the rest of the regional and international humanitarian organizations, but rather exceeded to support of the Central Bank of Yemen by $ 2.2 billion to improve the economic situation and stability of the rate of exchange of the Yemeni riyal.
The Saudi support has been directed to 7 areas: health, education, energy, transport, water, agriculture and fisheries, which would support the economy and stabilize security and stability and provide job opportunities for Yemenis.
He explained that the projects included 18 health projects, 45 educational projects, 30 projects in the water sector, 26 projects in the government buildings sector, 23 projects in the transportation sector, 20 projects in the energy sector and 13 projects in the fisheries sector and benefited hundreds of thousands of Yemeni people in several Yemeni governorates.
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21:38 LOCAL TIME 18:38 GMT