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Yemen, UNDP discuss humanitarian and developmental cooperation fields

Yemen, UNDP discuss humanitarian and developmental cooperation fields

[07/February/2017]

SANA'A, Feb. 07 (Saba) – Prime Minister Dr. Abdul Aziz Saleh Bin Habtoor discussed on Tuesday with the UNDP Country Director in Yemen Mr. Auke Lootsma the cooperation relations in humanitarian and developmental fields in line with priorities of the current situation.

Prime Minister listened to the UNDP official about the overall humanitarian aid carried out by the UNDP in collaboration with stakeholders and donor organizations and organizations working in the country.

Mr. Lootsma said that the programs efforts did not limit to the humanitarian fields but also for the development field, pointing out that the program was able to collect new funds worth $ 450 million as a grant from the World Bank, which will be distributed between the Social Fund, the public works project, the health sector and through the UNDP and the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

He added that that communication with the World Bank is continuous to get new support for the Yemeni people.

The UN country director expressed his deep pain and sadness for the tragic situation occurs in the country, indicating that the UNDP's activities cover most of the Yemen's provinces as their goal are to provide possible assistance to the Yemeni people.

The Prime minister hailed the role played by the UNDP in supporting the Yemeni people in different fields.

He affirmed that the government is keen to provide all aspects of cooperation and the necessary facilities for organizations working in the humanitarian field so as to enhance joint efforts towards the Yemeni people and to alleviate the daily suffering.

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