Saudi crown prince gives $66.7 million in aid to deal with cholera in YemenJune 23, 2017
Jeddah, (IINA) – Saudi Arabia has announced a donation of $66.7 million to UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners to respond to the outbreak of cholera in Yemen.
The amount had been requested by UNICEF and WHO as the total funding needed to respond effectively to the cholera situation in Yemen, through a combination of water, sanitation, and health care activities.
The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) will work with UNICEF, WHO, and their partners to activate the new initiative, starting immediately.
The donation is an initiative of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, and accelerates the Kingdom’s substantial humanitarian efforts in Yemen.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, an adviser at the Royal Court and the general supervisor of KSRelief, said: Saudi Arabia is committed to working closely with our aid partners to effectively address cholera and the general humanitarian situation in Yemen. We have listened to the call from UNICEF and WHO for an immediate donation of $66.7 million to address cholera specifically, and have acted accordingly.”
We will continue to work with our partners across a broad range of humanitarian and relief efforts for the people of Yemen.
Source: International Islamic News Agency