NEW YORK, Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, has welcomed the generous US$1 billion pledge, by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to support humanitarian action in Yemen, as well as, their commitment to raise an additional US$500 million, from other donors in the region.

In a statement, he said, "I welcome the news that five tankers, carrying 180,000 litres of fuel, reached Marib yesterday, as part of the Coalition's wider plan, to facilitate humanitarian action in Yemen. This fuel will be delivered, based on need, to health facilities and water stations, where it will be used to keep life-saving services running, for local communities."

The Coalition has committed to increase humanitarian fuel deliveries to one million litres per week, over the coming weeks.

Guterres urged the donors to provide their contributions through the humanitarian action plan, and transfer their pledges to money, for relief agencies.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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