Saudi Arabia sends $250 million in aid to Yemen

Middle East News
2024-02-11 | 11:51
High views
Share
LBCI
Share
LBCI
Whatsapp
facebook
Twitter
Messenger
telegram
print
Saudi Arabia sends $250 million in aid to Yemen
Whatsapp
facebook
Twitter
Messenger
telegram
print
2min
Saudi Arabia sends $250 million in aid to Yemen

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it had disbursed $250 million in aid to the internationally-recognized government in Yemen.

The money follows an initial payment of the same amount announced in August when Riyadh committed to providing a total of $1.2 billion to ease the government's budget deficit and pay salaries for civil servants.

"The second batch of the grant to support addressing the budget deficit for the Yemeni government was transferred to the Central Bank of Yemen in Aden, amounting to $250 million to support salaries, wages, and expenses," Mohammed al-Jaber, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, said on social media.

The Yemeni government relocated to Aden, a port city on the southern coast after the Iran-backed Houthi militia seized the capital Sanaa in 2014.

A UN-brokered ceasefire in April 2022 brought a sharp reduction in hostilities. The truce officially expired six months later, though fighting has largely remained on hold.

The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, said last year that "economic warfare" between the warring parties had compounded the country's problems.

 
AFP

Middle East News

Saudi Arabia

Aid

Yemen

Budget Government

LBCI Next
Hamas' complex dynamics in Lebanon: Balancing political shifts and Israeli targeting after Al-Aqsa Flood
The looming threat over Rafah: Israel's controversial plan amid international warnings
LBCI Previous
Download now the LBCI mobile app
To see the latest news, the latest daily programs in Lebanon and the world
Google Play
App Store
We use
cookies
We use cookies to make
your experience on this
website better.
Accept
Learn More