Saudi Arabia’s Pledge Of $1.5B In Aid To Yemen Draws Questions From Critics; Saudi-Led Coalition Facilitates Humanitarian Access In Country’s North

PRI: Saudi Arabia promises $1.5 billion in aid to Yemen — but it’s still bombing the country
“Saudi Arabia announced $1.5 billion in new aid for Yemen this week, a move it says is aimed at alleviating the country’s humanitarian crisis nearly three years into a Saudi-led military campaign there. But critics, among them a number of Yemenis, have questioned the motives behind the donation, given the Saudis’ own role in prolonging the crisis…” (Hall, 1/24).

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. chief welcomes measures by Saudi-led coalition to ease access for humanitarian aid
“United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed news that five tankers carrying 180,000 liters of fuel reached Yemen’s northern province of Marib on Wednesday as part of the Saudi-led coalition’s wider plan to facilitate humanitarian action in the war-ravaged country…” (1/25).

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