UAE has committed additional aid of $230 million to Yemen
Since 2015 the UAE has provided more than $6 billion worth of aid to Yemen. This year UAE committed US$230 million, ahead of the United Nations Pledging Conference co-hosted between the Swiss Confederation and the Kingdom of Sweden. This support is in addition to ongoing bilateral UAE assistance efforts and will help fund international programs that meet the medical, nutritional, and food security needs of the country. It will work with the stakeholders and address the needs as set forward by the UN Humanitarian Response Plan.
“Over the course of the pandemic, the UAE has sent 122 tonnes of medical supplies to Yemen to boost the efforts of 122,000 healthcare workers to contain COVID-19,” said Reem bint Ibrahim Al-Hashemy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation
The UAE also supports a political solution to the conflict in Yemen, Al-Hashemy reiterated, mentioning the implementation of the Saudi-led drive toward a power-sharing agreement between the internationally recognized government and the Southern Transitional Council.