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Yemenis grateful for ‘Kuwait by Your Side’ humanitarian campaign

ADEN: Kuwait continues to ease the suffering of Yemeni cities affected by war, as part of the generous $100 million grant of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Yemen. The ‘Kuwait by Your Side’ campaign to improve the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Yemen is part of decades of Kuwaiti efforts to aid the country and develop its infrastructure in different fields. As the globe is set to celebrate the ‘World Humanitarian Day’ today, a number of Yemeni activists and officials hailed Kuwait’s prominent role in aiding those in need in the war-torn country.

The Kuwaiti grant played a huge role in improving the humanitarian conditions for Yemeni people, Yemen’s Minister of Local Administration Abed Araqib Fateh said yesterday. Kuwait also donated a total of $750 million to UN organizations in charge of aiding Yemen during the past three years, Fateh, who is also Chairman of the Higher Human Relief Committee added.

Meanwhile, he noted that 309,000 Yemenis in over six governorates benefitted from health and food projects executed by Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) in the first half of 2019. Moreover, Kuwait’s Humanitarian Relief Society executed projects worth about $3.3 million in the same time-period in eight governorates. The society is also planning to execute upcoming projects in education, food and water, with a cost of about $2.3 million, said Fateh.

In the meantime, Yemen’s Minister of Information Muammar Al-Aryani hailed the Kuwaiti donations and humanitarian aid that eased the suffering of Yemenis affected by war. He added that Kuwaiti projects in different fields in Yemen spread across all governorates in the country. Taiz Governorate’s first undersecretary Abdulqawi Al-Mekhlafi also applauded Kuwait’s generous donations for Yemen, especially in Taiz.

He noted that Kuwait funded projects related to the environment and health in the governorate, during five years of siege by Houthi militias. Mekhlafi said that water-related projects were especially of great impact on the lives of Yemeni people, as it resolved the lack of water issue before it turned into a disaster in the country. – KUNA

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