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UAE aid to Yemen reaches $3.8bn

ABU DHABI / WAM

The UAE foreign assistance to Yemen has reached a total of AED13.82 billion ($3.76 billion) in the last three years, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) announced.
Since April 2015 and until April 2018, the UAE has continued to provide necessary relief aid to Yemeni citizens across a number of humanitarian and development areas.
These include education, infrastructure, utilities and energy, and health among others.
According to the Ministry, 66.1 percent of the total foreign assistance provided was allocated for development projects, of which AED1.06 billion ($287.2 million) went to energy generation and supply and AED754 million ($205.3 million) for healthcare services.
MoFAIC also stated that “General Programme Assistance” totaled AED6.31 billion ($1.72 billion). As for transport and storage assistance, the UAE allocated AED573.1 million ($156 million).

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