Yemen gets nearly Dh14 billion in UAE relief aid

Areas targeted for support include health, education and energy

Yemenis carry boxes of food aid provided by the UAE Red Crescent for displaced people, on November 26, 2015, in the city of Marib. AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH AL-QADRY / AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH AL-QADRY

Nearly Dh14bn billion in essential aid has been given to Yemen, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation has announced.

The figure covers relief assistance provided between April 2015 and last month across humanitarian and development areas that include education, health, utilities, and energy.

Breaking down the figures further, the Ministry said 66 per cent of overseas aid for Yemen was for development projects, including Dh1.06 billion for energy generation and supply, and Dh754 million for health care.

Emergency aid, including food, was Dh3.68 billion, and around Dh600 million given for government services, along with Dh485 for social services and Dh153 for education.

The Ministry says the UAE will continue to work with international agencies, including Unicef, the World Health Organisation and other UN bodies to make sure relief is delivered effectively and efficiently.


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