UN: 20,000 Yemeni families benefit from UAE grant

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Aden, July 31 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates grant to support the “Yemen: Humanitarian Response Plan 2018” of the UN has benefited over 20,000 Yemeni families, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

The remarks came during a meeting between UAE Humanitarian Operations Director for Yemen Saeed Al Kaabi, UNHCR’s Representative to Yemen Ayman Gharaibeh and Head of UNHCR Sub Office in Yemen Jacqueline Parlevliet, according to the report on Tuesday.

Parlevliet praised the UAE’s humanitarian initiatives and efforts in Yemen through its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).

The agency aims to provide food, shelter, water, electricity and healthcare to those affected, especially underprivileged Yemeni families.

Al Kaabi said that the UAE will help ease the burdens of Yemeni people, while pointing out that the coming period will witness more humanitarian programmes and development and services projects in the country’s liberated areas.

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He added that the UAE’s leadership prioritised its efforts to alleviate the suffering of Yemenis and improve their humanitarian conditions and directed the ERC to continue providing urgent humanitarian and development aid, which accompanied the liberation of Red Sea Coast, to ensure the stability of local residents.

–IANS/WAM

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