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King Salman. This file photo shows a plane arriving in Yemen carrying Saudi relief supplies

Yemeni Minister of Local Administration and Chairman of Relief Higher Committee Abdul Raqib Fatah sat down with Djibouti officials on Monday, discussing issues and hardships facing Yemeni refugees.

Means of providing facilities for refugees and expanding the Yemeni-Djiboutian School were also attended. The school is expected to receive substantial funding and valuable equipment both of which will be provided by Saudi-based King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid.

Yemen News Agency reported that the minister also supervised the distribution of food aid and relief materials at a Djibouti refugee camp hosting Yemeni refugees.

The U.N. estimates that 18.8 million Yemeni people need some form of humanitarian aid but it struggles to deliver supplies into the war-torn country.

The U.N. has been conducting a new food assessment in preparation for a new humanitarian appeal in 2017, when it will ask donors for life-saving help for 8 million people. But a famine may still not be officially declared.