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Saudi Arabia announced $274 million in humanitarian aid for Yemen

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(Riyadh-AlummahWorld, 29 Jumada ath Thaniyah 1436, 18 April 2015) Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia announced $274 million in humanitarian aid for the embattled Yemen where fighting is continue between Houthi rebels and forces of legitimate president Hadi Al Mansour.

According to official news agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the pledge ordered by King Salman, came after a U.N. appeal Friday for $274 million to provide emergency assistance to the millions affected by the conflict.

The United Nations launched an appeal on Friday for almost $275 million to aid 7.5 million people in Yemen over the next three months, as fighting intensifies in the south and air strikes pound 18 of Yemen’s 22 provinces.

The Royal Court announced that in response to the humanitarian needs of the brotherly Yemeni people included in the United Nations appeal dated on 17/04/2015, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued his order to allocate an amount of $ 274 million for humanitarian relief works in Yemen through the United Nations.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stresses its stand fully by the brotherly people of Yemen, and prays to Allah Almighty to restore security and stability to sisterly Yemen.

Saudi led GCC alliance launched air strikes against Houthi rebels and loyal forces of former president Saleh on March 26.