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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.

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