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WFP welcomes KSA and UAE initiative "Imdaad" to bridge the humanitarian needs gap in Yemen

The World Food Program (WFP) has welcomed the initiative Imdaad of the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to bridge the
humanitarian needs gap in Yemen and provide additional support amounting
to $ 500 million in equal shares between KSA and the UAE, announced by
Advisor-Royal Court, and Supervisor-General of King Salman Humanitarian
Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah yesterday.

WFP welcomes in a report the pledge by the KSA and the UAE to
contribute US $ 500 million to humanitarian food aid in Yemen, part of
this funding will go to WFP to cover the funding shortfall in the
current humanitarian response, while WFP is helping to increase its
operations to deliver life-saving food aid to 10 million to 12 million
severely hungry people, including more than 2 million children.

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