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Saudi Arabia Tops Donor States to Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

Saudi Arabia Tops Donor States to Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

Saturday, 7 July, 2018 - 10:45
Saudi King Salman receives the UN chief during his official visit to Saudi Arabia. SPA file photo

Saudi Arabia has topped donor states to the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response plan by donating $530.4 million out of a total of $1.54 billion, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report.

Saudi Arabia has also topped donor states outside the UNYHRP 2018 by providing $196 million out of $466.4 million.

The report highlighted the clusters to which donations were made. They are: Food Security and Agriculture, Health, WASH, Nutrition, Shelter/NFIs/CCCM, Refugees and Migrants, Protection, Emergency Employment and Community Rehabilitation, Education, Logistics, Coordination and Safety, Emergency Telecommunications and others.

The strategic objectives of the response plan are saving lives, protecting civilians, enhancing equitable aid distribution and guaranteeing the flexibility and durability of humanitarian work.

The Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO) has been established by a Royal Decree to alleviate the suffering of the Yemenis.

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