ADEN, Yemen- Deputy Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ali Reza Qureshi, hailed the noble humanitarian aid of the UAE and Saudi Arabia, that enabled the programme to provide assistance to 66,000 Yemeni families, affected by the cyclone on the island of Socotra.

This came, during the inauguration of the WFP campaign today, in Al-Arish area in Aden, under the: "Food Baskets Distribution Project" which aims to reach all the liberated Yemeni governorates, in partnership with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, in the presence of Saeed Al Kaabi, UAE's Humanitarian Operations Director for Yemen, and the Head of the Supreme Relief Committee of the legitimate Yemeni government, Jamal Balfakih.

Qureshi emphasised that, distribution of baskets of foods in Yemen, targeted thousands of Yemeni families that were selected, after identifying their actual needs, through a field team of the organisation, indicating that food baskets will be distributed through different centres, in the liberated neighbourhoods and districts.

Qureshi praised the keenness and continued cooperation of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, to reach Yemeni families throughout the country, to enhance their capacities and support them to face the current humanitarian situation in Yemen, due to the current events.

He noted, "Through the humanitarian aid, we have been able to meet the needs of the affected Yemeni families in Hodeidah."

Al-Kaabi praised the humanitarian role played by the international organisations and the WFP, in helping the Yemeni people and easing their suffering.

The UAE is working in partnership with international organisations in the Yemeni governorates, in addition to the continuous and relentless efforts of the Emirates Red Crescent, to reach those in need, directly, he concluded.


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