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Saudi Arabia, UAE announce $500 mln humanitarian initiative in Yemen

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Saudi Arabia and the UAE announced the launching of a $500 million initiative to address the humanitarian situation in Yemen at a joint press conference on Tuesday.

They also announced that the kingdom and the UAE will launch another initiative for food security that will reach 10-12 million Yemenis.

The initiative was announced by Abdullah Al Rabeeah, the Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, and Reem al-Hashimi, the UAE’s Minister of State for International Cooperation.

Rabeeah added that Arab Coalition countries have provided aid to Yemen worth $18 billion within three years. He added that KSrelief will coordinate with UN institutions to ensure that aid reaches those in need in Yemen.

"We always support a political solution to the crisis in Yemen," Rabeeah said.