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Saudi Arabia and UAE launch "Imdaad" initiative to support 12 million Yemeni

Advisor-Royal Court and General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian
Aid and Relief Center, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, announced today the
launch of the "Imdaad" initiative to bridge the humanitarian needs gap
in Yemen and provide additional support of US $ 500 million in equal
shares between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The announcement came during a press conference held today at the
Center's headquarters in the presence of the UAE Minister of State for
International Cooperation Reem Alhashemi.

Dr. Al Rabeeah added that this came in response to the food crisis
in Yemen, to help close the gap of the urgent food needed for the people
of Yemen and to ensure the alleviation of the suffering of Yemeni
people and their access to food and nutrition for children in all
regions.

In continuation to the support, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the
United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have contributed to the United Nations
Humanitarian Response Plan 2018 an amount of USD 1.250 billion in
addition to the direct humanitarian aid by King Salman Humanitarian Aid
and Relief Center, Emirates Red Crescent and other coalition states
already being provided.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are
launching "The Supply Initiative in Response to the Food Crisis in
Yemen" to support 10-12 million affected Yemenis at a total cost of USD
500 million as an additional assistance in equal share by the two
countries.

This initiative comes to address the humanitarian needs in the
sectors of food and nutrition and through UN, international, regional
and local organizations.

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