Azerbaijan allocates contribution of USD 25 thousand for Yemen
- 10 June 2020
Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan has allocated financial contribution of USD 25 thousand in order to deliver humanitarian assistance to Yemen under the instruction of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, as a response to the joint letter of the Assistant to the UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and General Director of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, press service of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs told APA.
The mentioned contribution is considered to be delivered to the people, suffering from humanitarian crisis in Yemen as an emergent humanitarian contribution through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
"We want to note for information that according to the calculations of the UN, 24 million people (80% of the population) need humanitarian assistance in Yemen, experiencing the worst humanitarian disaster of the world, while 250 thousand people suffer from a severe famine. Different dangerous diseases are spreading among population of the country, which has 3.3 mln. internally-displaced people. UN has announced Yemen needs a contribution in the amount of USD 2 bln. for meeting the humanitarian needs, as well as fighting against COVID-19 pandemics during the current year and called on member states and international organizations for delivering relevant contribution", noted in the information.