Saudi Arabia donates a further $150 million to UN Yemen Appeal


As a high-level international pledging conference for Yemen kicks off in Geneva today, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has pledged a further $150 million (€138 million) towards the $2.1 billion (€1.9 billion) target for the war-torn country. The World Food Organization and the UNICEF are today renewing the call for pledges as, so far this year, Yemen has received only 15 percent of the funds required.

Saudi Arabia is committed to finding a political solution to the ongoing crisis in Yemen and securing the best outcome for the country’s population. The Kingdom’s humanitarian relief projects are driven by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, or KSRelief for short. Since its inception in 2015, KSRelief has spared no effort to assist those in need across all Yemeni governorates, and has provided aid worth around €548 million to some 26 million Yemeni civilians. The organisation has been able to reach all regions of the country, irrespective of who is in control, and works equally in the north and the south. KSRelief’s work demonstrates impartiality and complies with international humanitarian law.

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