The United Arab Emirates has topped the list of donor nations in donating to the United Nation’s Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, YHRP 2019.
As per the data released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the UAE chipped in $195 million to the YHRP since the start of this year and till 2nd July.
It is worth stating that the UAE also donated $5.59 billion in foreign aid to Yemen between April 2015 and June 2019.
According to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, 66% of the amount went for the development journey and 34% to humanitarian relief.
The UAE, via its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) started a campaign to treat and avert cholera epidemic in Al Waziiyah District, Taez Governorate, Yemen.
The ERC offered medical aid and distributed it to health centers in Al Waziiyah District to manage and get rid of the cholera epidemic.
The six-day anti-cholera campaign would consist of cleaning of a number of water wells and draining uncultivated ground to get rid of the bacteria that carries the disease.
It would also consist of distributing leaflets to raise awareness among people about the causes and signs of cholera and the infection sources and prevention procedures as well as to offer patients with medicines and tools for water purification.
The ERC representative in the Red Sea Coast stated that immediate intervention was taken to tend cholera patients by sending medical teams and offering necessary medicines to health centers and units. He cited that the campaign intends to eliminate the epidemic that intimidates the lives of thousands of Yemenis.