UAE foreign assistance to Yemen totals AED13.82 billion

Tue 15-05-2018 17:08 PM

ABU DHABI, 15th May, 2018 (WAM) — The UAE foreign assistance to Yemen has reached a total of AED13.82 billion (US$3.76 billion) in the last three years, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, has announced.

Since April 2015 and until April 2018, the UAE has continued to provide necessary relief aid to Yemeni citizens across a number of humanitarian and development areas. These include education, infrastructure, utilities and energy, and health among others.

According to the Ministry, 66.1 percent of the total foreign assistance provided was allocated for development projects, of which AED1.06 billion ($287.2 million) went to energy generation and supply and AED754 million ($205.3 million) for healthcare services.

MoFAIC also stated that “General Programme Assistance” totaled AED6.31 billion ($1.72 billion). As for transport and storage assistance, the UAE allocated AED573.1 million ($156 million).

Emergency aid to Yemen totaled AED3.68 billion ($1 billion) entailing emergency food aid campaigns, among others across multiple sectors.

UAE Aid initiatives included AED599.3 million ($163.2 million) towards improving Yemen’s government and civil society’s legal and judicial arenas. Social services and the education sector also received AED484.6 million ($131.9 million) and AED152.6 million ($41.5 million) respectively.

The UAE continues to partner with various international bodies and organisations including UNICEF, the World Health Organisation, WHO, the World Food Programme, WFP, UN Development Programme, UNDP, UNOCHA, and the ICRC, among others to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of humanitarian relief and assistance to Yemeni citizens.

WAM/Nour Salman/Tariq alfaham

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