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Sun - 28 Apr 2019 - 01:53 AM ،،،

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 The general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Saturday met the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Yemen at the center’s headquarters, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah met Lise Grande in Riyadh, where they discussed ways to enhance cooperation and support relief and humanitarian work in Yemen.

They also discussed ways to support food security and measures to ensure that aid reached beneficiaries in all regions of Yemen, in addition to discussing the strategic partnership between the two sides during 2019.

Grande said the humanitarian crisis in Yemen was getting worse. “It is a very difficult humanitarian crisis. That is why we are grateful to Saudi Arabia and the UAE for their contribution of $200 million provided to three UN organizations this month, with $140 million provided to the World Food Programme (WFP), $40 million to UNICEF and $20 million to the World Health Organization (WHO),” she said in a statement.

Grande praised the WFP funding, which helped to save the lives of 3 million people, and said it would be used by UNICEF and the WHO to combat cholera and improve nutrition.