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UAE pledges Dh367 million in aid to Yemen in 2019

Funding takes country's total contribution to Dh22 billion

Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Wam
Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Wam

The UAE will contribute Dh367 million in aid to Yemen this year, the state news agency Wam reported on Sunday.

Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Co-operation, said the funding would help crucial humanitarian work to continue in the country.

The pledge, given to the UN Humahnitarian Response Plan in Yemen 2019, brings the total amount of aid contributed by the UAE to Dh22 billion.

Mark Lowcock, undersecretary general at the UN Office for co-ordination of humanitarian affairs, signed the agreement with Ms Al Hashimy this week.

Mr Lowcock praised the UAE’s support for the plan, saying the contribution would provide a lifeline for millions of Yemenis.

Updated: November 25, 2019 10:49 AM

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