UAE remains Yemen’s largest donor and provides half the country’s aid

Published August 23rd, 2015 - 08:29 GMT

The UAE has provided humanitarian aid worth Dh744 million ($202 million) in the past four months.

The country has become the world's largest aid donor to Yemen in 2015, providing almost half of the aid pledged by other countries.

According to Emirates News Agency (Wam), the aid provided by the UAE to Yemen includes food materials to 181,000 Yemeni families (approximately 1.1 million people). The total food relief given to Yemen is estimated at 29,000 tonnes, including 1.4 million food baskets and Dh181 million worth of emergency relief consisting of grains, edible oils, canned food and other foodstuff.

The UAE's assistance also covers power supply, healthcare, water and sewage services, and fuel and other relief materials.

The humanitarian organizations engaged in providing assistance to the people of Yemen include the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation, Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Foundation.

These are in addition to the UAE Water Aid (Suqia), al-Rahma Charitable Foundation and Sharjah Charity House.

Last week, on directives of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and the orders of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a ship loaded with relief materials, including 4,000 tonnes of food and rations, reached Aden port. In June, the country sent 57 trucks carrying aid to Yemen.

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