Saudi Arabia To Host The High-Level Pledged Event Of Yemen
Saudi Arabia has announced that the country will host the high-level pledging event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen on June 2, 2020. The event has been organized with the partnership with the United Nation. During the event, the Saudi Arabia will announce the major funding for the UN Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen.
The event will be hosted at New York and it will be attended by the Saudi Arabi Ministry of Foreign Affair, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief).
Saudi Arabia has said that it would announce up to 11 relief projects in the event. The country has pledged $750 million aid last year, which reaches 11 million beneficiaries, including agriculture, WASH, coordination, Food Security, RRMS, Nutrition, Heath and camp management.
Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (Ksrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah said, “The humanitarian needs globally and in Yemen have been expanding rapidly. There are more humanitarian crises, either natural or man-made, than ever across the world. Unfortunately, this hasn’t resulted in increased funding from donors globally.”
“Yemen has been a priority for Saudi Arabia for the past four or five decades. From the onset of COVID-19, Saudi Arabia has established a strategic plan to help countries in need. Top of the list is Yemen. Yemen needs a lot of help because of the weak and fragile health system in the country,” Al Rabeeah further added.
“It is precisely for this reason and the Kingdom’s determination to help Yemen that the government of Saudi Arabia is hosting the pledging event for the humanitarian response plan in partnership with the United Nations. We are hoping this event will receive attention from the international community and donor countries globally. We are optimistic that this pledging event, despite the economic crisis and COVID-19, will receive very positive responses and we hope to see this will reflect positively on Yemen” Al Rabeeah concluded.