Saudi Arabia Pledges 500 Million USD To Support Yemen

RIYADH, June 3 (NNN-SPA) – Saudi Arabia pledged, on Tuesday, 500 million U.S. dollars for Yemen.

The Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, Abdullah Al Rabeeah, announced the plan during the virtual Yemen High-Level Pledging Conference 2020, that is organised by Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the United Nations.

He said 300 million dollars shall be allocated to the UN agencies and the rest to the centre’s Yemen-related projects.

Meanwhile, Saudi Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, called upon the international community to exert pressure on the Houthi militias, to allow UN officials access to the Safer oil tanker.

It has more than a million barrels of oil which are at risk of exploding, since the Houthis took control of the port of Hodeidah in 2015, he highlighted.– NNN-SPA