Saudi Arabia remains committed to improving the lives of Yemenis through UN mechanisms and agencies, said the Kingdom’s deputy permanent representative to the organization.
“Saudi Arabia has always supported the needy around the world, and therefore it reconfirms its commitment to stand by the Yemeni people (who are) currently living a major humanitarian crisis,”
Dr. Khaled Manzlawiy said during a virtual UN ministerial meeting, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
The Kingdom is the primary financial supporter of humanitarian response plans in Yemen. The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center ( KSRelief) recently signed three joint executive programs with the
World Food Programme, the World Health Organization and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
KSRelief has also signed a cooperation agreement with the UN Children’s
Fund to implement various projects throughout the country, as an integral part of the UN 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen.
“To address the Yemeni crisis, the international community must acknowledge the roots of the problem that lie in the Houthis’ overthrow of the legitimate government in Yemen and prevention of access of humanitarian assistance to the country,” said Manzlawiy.