According to a report of the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development there was a shortage of food and medicines in Yemen due to the current conflict.
The UAE humanitarian donor bodies played a key role in providing aid to victims of the current humanitarian conditions through launching airlift operations aimed at providing various kinds of relief assistance to them.
The UAE has spent Dh485 million on aid to assist Yemen, following the directives of the President Sheikh Khalifa.
The aid was sent through several charity organisations in the country such as Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the Emirates Red Crescent , the Zayed Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works.
The largest amount spent was on electricity – Dh170 million and foodstuffs – Dh131m, followed by medical supplies – Dh73m, water and sanitation products Dh 31 m. The aid includes also the provision of fuel Dh – 12 million and shelter – 10 million.
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, said the UAE was among the first countries to provide relief to Yemen and that such efforts were intended to end the suffering of the people.
Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Cooperation, backed Sheikh Mansour’s stance.
“The UAE is committed to the alleviation of the crisis on the affected Yemenis by identifying and providing urgent humanitarian needs, which include food, medical, water and sanitation, fuel,” she said.
“The UAE does not hesitate to provide relief aid to those affected by all humanitarian crises,” she said.