Qatar, Turkey donates $1 million in financial assistance to war-torn Yemen    

Qatar and Turkey on Tuesday donated $1 million in financial assistance to Yemen, the country devastated due to the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. Notably, the financial assistance given to Yemen was aimed to deliver vital food aid on the immediate basis.

The Qatar Charity Foundation donated $1 million in financial assistance to Yemen during a cooperation protocol ceremony at the office of the Red Crescent in Istanbul, Turkey. Faisal Rashid al-Fehaid, head of the Qatar Charity Foundation after donating the whopping amount said, “We will need to continue to support the Red Crescent for its projects in Yemen that will meet food needs, particularly hospital needs.”
This $1 million will be utilized in buying and shipping clean food and water to the areas of Yemen most affected by an ongoing famine. Additionally, a new treatment centre for gastric diseases will be established at a hospital in Yemen. On the other side, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have so far provided $3.76 billion in financial assistance to Yemen.
Since the civil war in Yemen erupted in the year 2015, over 20,000 civilians have been killed and a million others were displaced. Due to civil war, the waterborne disease cholera also erupted and as many as 2250 civilians were killed while suspected cases reached over 1,060,000.
Yemen is also facing a massive drought as rainfall is far below the average and the civil war has made access to water sources and farms difficult. This has caused massive famines across the country taking nearly as many lives as the conflict has.
Meanwhile, the UN in Yemen said the humanitarian situation in Yemen is “extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death”.
Earlier, in the month, Qatar provided $8 million in financial assistance to address the humanitarian and medical needs of more than 623,000 beneficiaries in Libya.

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