Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates support UNICEF to meet the needs of children in Yemen

23 January 2020
A truck full with supply packages

Amman, 23 January 2020 - UNICEF welcomes the latest total contribution of US$ 105 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to support UNICEF’s 2019 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan for children. The ongoing conflict in Yemen has left over 12 million children dependent on humanitarian assistance.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed US$ 70 million and the United Arab Emirates, US$ 35 million.  The funds received in December 2019, are enabling UNICEF to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children in need of water and sanitation services, nutrition, and prevention of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea disease.

As the brutal conflict in Yemen continues five years on, what is really needed is an end to the war so that once again, children can grow in peace and realize their rights.

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