Yemen’s Minister of Local Administration and Chairman of the Higher Commission for Relief Abdulraqeed Fatah has recently said relief efforts for the people of Yemen, both citizens and residents, directly supported by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one of the largest and economic hub in the Arab world, Saudi Arabia, represented progress and development for the country’s liberated areas.
According to reports, Fatah said the projects launched by the UAE and Saudi Arabia have supported the rightful and lawful work of the government, particularly in the areas of education, health, housing, infrastructure and energy.
Fatah said in an interview with the Emirates News Agency WAM that the Saudi-led coalition has brought hope in the minds of the people of Yemen, checked the particular goal of the Al Houthis militia to have control of Yemen, and saved some of the country’s areas from destruction and robbery.
He also warned about the continuous looting of humanitarian aid by Al Houthi militia in Hodeida, Saada and Sana’a, while stressing these acts have led to a deteriorating humanitarian situation in those governorates.
Fatah noted that the coalition has worked significantly to provide very important and immediate attention to aid and help the residents living in the liberated governorate areas, providing food and other necessities to make living more comfortable, this despite the continued instances of robberies orchestrated by militias.
Fatah also noted that the UAE has helped Yemen’s health sector while also providing the people with essential and very good medical care. Through that assistance, new hospitals have been opened and others have been rebuilt to cope with the medical needs of the war wary populace.
The UAE has provided over $2.73 billion since the start of the crisis in Yemen, to end the suffering of the people of the people there. UAE support extends to different projects including health, education, security, public facilities, infrastructure and reconstruction as well as rebuilding some 1,400 schools and 650 health centers.