November 20, 2018 / 10:07 AM / in 24 days

Saudi Arabia and UAE announce $500 million aid program for Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which together lead a coalition of Arab states fighting against in Yemen against the Houthi movement that controls the capital, pledged a new $500 million food aid program for Yemen on Tuesday.

The program was announced by Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabi’ah, general supervisor of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Center for Humanitarian Relief and Works, at a joint press conference in Riyadh with Reem al-Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation.

Reporting by Katie Paul and Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Peter Graff

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