(Saba)- Secretary-General of the Arab League A hmed Aboul-Gheit on Monday appealed to the international community and humanitarian organizations to immediately provide assistance and relief to Yemenis.
EU to provide $97 million in assistance for Yemen, Iraq
The European Union (EU) has approved Tuesday a financial program at total cost $97 million to support the humanitarian and relief efforts in Yemen and Iraq.
The EU Commission mentioned in statement that the EU is going to provide $33 million in assistance to support vulnerable communities in Yemen and $66 million to boost job-opportunities and support Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Iraq.
The statement noted that this amount of assistance will be devoted to meet the pressing needs of the (IDPs), to support the vulnerable hosting communities through providing basic services such as health, education, protection, legal consultancies and building capacities of the local institutions in charge of monitoring influx of population.
" The ongoing crisis in Yemen destroyed the lives of some 18 million of the Yemenis who don't have daily meals and more than 3 million had to flee their own regions due to fear about their own lives", the statement reported.