UN says Saudi charity will provide aid money for Yemen

The U.N. humanitarian chief says a humanitarian organization founded by Saudi Arabia’s king has signed eight agreements with the United Nations that will provide $244 million in aid for war-ravaged Yemen. Stephen O’Brien told a news conference the cash is already flowing and he expects the ninth and final agreement with the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to be signed in the coming days. The United Nations appealed for $274 million in emergency aid for Yemen in April and in May Saudi Arabia pledged to fully fund the appeal. In the meantime, the humanitarian needs in Yemen have escalated to $1.6 billion, which O’Brien said is only about 40 percent funded.

via ynetnews.com

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