GENEVA, Switzerland- Kuwait is pledging USD 250 million, to international relief aid efforts in Yemen this year, said a Kuwaiti top diplomat, Tuesday.

In Kuwait's speech to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) 2018, Yemen High-Level Pledging Event, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khaled Al-Jarallah, said, this donation would hopefully help the Yemenis survive the upheavals they are facing in their country.

The donation came, in line with the Amir of Kuwait and UN humanitarian leader, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's directives, to aid fellow Yemenis, said Al-Jarallah, who indicated that the pledge came on time, especially with the nearing of the month of Ramadan, in mid-May.

The Kuwaiti diplomat said, his country took all necessary steps to find a resolution to the Yemeni crisis, indicating that several inter-Yemeni meetings were organised, to find a political solution to the dilemma. He said, the solution to the Yemeni crisis must be based on the tenets of the GCC peace initiative, the results of the national Yemeni dialogue, and UNSC resolution 2216, regarding the end of violence in Yemen.

Al-Jarallah called on the Houthi militias to abide by international laws and stressed that national unity is the only way to end the situation in Yemen. The top diplomat took the chance to condemn the Houthi's ballistic missile attacks, launched from Yemeni territories towards Saudi Arabia, affirming that, Kuwait was against such vile acts.

Al-Jarallah urged the international community to gather three billion USD, to support relief aid efforts in Yemen this year, saying that, its a humanitarian obligation.

Al-Jarallah thanked the Saudi-led Arab coalition for Yemen, in its efforts to provide assistance to the Yemenis and also expressed gratitude towards the Swiss Confederation, Sweden, and OCHA for organising the one-day high-level pledging event.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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