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GCC Relief Coordination Meeting for Yemen Reviews Plans in KSA

3/11/2018 12:00:00 AM   |      |   

The Gulf Cooperation Council’s body tasked with coordinating relief and humanitarian aid provided by member states to Yemen held a meeting on Friday in Riyadh in the presence of representatives from the British International Development Ministry.
Abdullah Al Ruwaili, who is the GCC Office of Humanitarian and Relief Assistance Coordination Chairman and King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre representative, made clear that the meeting is aimed at demonstrating KS Relief and Coordination Office dedication to realizing outcomes of the Gulf-British summit held in Bahrain recently.

For his part, Yemen’s Local Administration Minister Abdul Raqib Fatah – also national Relief Minister - gave an inclusive presentation about the current humanitarian situation in Yemen.
Fatah appreciated the announcement made by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to provide $1.5 billion to fund the UN Humanitarian Response Plan of 2018. The plan’s total cost is estimated at $2.95 billion.
The meeting touched upon what has already been offered by the GCC this year and efforts planned for the upcoming period.
KS Relief had distributed aid to civilians in Yemen trapped by mines or targeted by missiles fired by Houthi militias.
The aid fell within the framework of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO). It included help with shelter as well as 300 packets of dates, benefiting 1,000 people in Ma’rib governorate.
The center is helping to fight dengue fever by distributing food baskets to medical staff and needy families in the Mukalla region in Hadhramaut, where some 600 affected individuals and families have benefited from food supplies.

The aid is the first stage of the campaign to fight dengue fever, which includes the distribution of 49,000 food baskets in the province.



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