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UAE is World’s Biggest Direct Humanitarian Aid Donor to Yemen

UAE is World’s Biggest Direct Humanitarian Aid Donor to Yemen
UAE is World’s Biggest Direct Humanitarian Aid Donor to Yemen

In 2018, the United Arab Emirates has already spent more on delivering direct humanitarian aid to the nation of Yemen than any other country in the world, as per the Financial Tracking Services.

Financial Tracking Services or FTS was established back in 1992 as the successor to the Resolution 46/182 of the UN General Assembly. It is under the management of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and is responsible for tracking humanitarian aid flow.

They have recently released a report which lists the humanitarian aid delivered to Yemen from the beginning of 2018 to the 1st of September.

The United Arab Emirates is the second biggest donor in the world to the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan while Saudi Arabia claims the first position. From the start of 2018, a total of AED3.75 billion was given by the UAE to Yemen. Of it, AED1.71 billion was given via the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. AED815 million was delivered as direct humanitarian aid.

The fact is that UAE has been providing aid to the people of Yemen since 2015 April. The total amount donated between April 2015 and August 2018 by the UAE is AED13.96 billion. Of this, 34.5% was given as humanitarian aid, amounting to AED4.82 billion.

65.4% of the total aid, equivalent to AED9.14 billion, was dedicated to not only developmental aid but also other aid for the rehabilitation and support of the nation’s infrastructure. The given aid ensured coverage of 14 primary sectors and 45 sub sectors. This is in line with the comprehensive nature of the aid given by the UAE. In fact, the UAE has made it a priority to bring about normalcy in the living conditions across the freed and other regions in the battered country.