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"The UAE-Saudi financial support is conducive to stopping the outbreak of cholera in the communities most heavily affected by the disease, while helping in building capacities to develop effective and rapid response to the epidemic in the future," said Altaf S. Musani, Representative and Head of Mission at World Health Organisation, in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE on April 9, 2019, pledged $200 million worth of aid to Yemen.
About $140 million is allocated to the World Food Programme to bridge the funding gaps for food needs, while $40m will go to the UNICEF to address sanitation problems and malnutrition among women and children.
WHO will receive $20m to help control cholera in 147 most heavily affected areas by increasing the number of medical centres and vaccination campaigns, and providing clean water and sanitation services.
The world organisation has stated that the two countries have provided a total of $145.6 million in aid since 2018, thanks to which two million women have got emergency reproductive health services in Q1-2019 in addition to restoring 25 first-aid facilities in remote areas inhabited by Internally Displaced People as well as offering healthcare services to around 50,000 people and vaccinating 18 million against cholera, diphtheria, measles, polio and German measles.
Sultan Al Burkani, Speaker of the Yemeni Parliament, praised the efforts of the member countries of the Arab Coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, to support Yemen.
'A terrorist attack by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia took place at Abha international airport, through which thousands of civilian passengers... pass daily'
'The situation in Yemen continues to be difficult, and the UAE and Saudi Arabia are, through joint efforts, trying to eliminate the humanitarian of Yemenis'
The sum will boost the salaries of 136,799 teaching staff in a number of Yemeni governorates and comes as part of the continued support provided by the two countries to alleviate the humanitarian and economic crisis of the Yemeni people.
All new cases are in a stable condition and are undergoing treatment, says ministry. The total number of cases in the country jumps to 468.
The external medical services of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Seha has established in cooperation with the competent authorities the “Test Center for COVID-19” at Zayed Sports City in the capital Abu Dhabi.
In response to UAE schools rolling out remote learning programmes as directed by the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE), The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian organisation dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has announced the contribution of Dhs300,000 to the Al Ahliya Charity schools to support distance learning of Sharjah students who study in schools that run on charitable funding.