RIYADH, June 23rd, 2017 – Saudi Arabia has announced a donation of $66.7 million to UNICEF, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and their partners to respond to the outbreak of cholera in Yemen.
The figure of $66.7 million has been requested by UNICEF and WHO as the total funding needed to respond effectively to the cholera situation in Yemen, through a combination of water, sanitation, and healthcare activities.
King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSrelief) will work with UNICEF, WHO, and its partners to activate the new initiative, starting immediately.
The donation is an initiative of His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, to accelerate the Kingdom’s substantial humanitarian efforts in Yemen.
Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, said:
‘Saudi Arabia is committed to working closely with our aid partners to effectively address the cholera and general humanitarian situation in Yemen. We have listened to the call from UNICEF and WHO for an immediate donation of $66.7 million to address cholera specifically, and have acted accordingly.’
‘We will continue to work with our partners across a broad range of humanitarian and relief efforts for the people of Yemen.’