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.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
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