Riyadh- Saudi Arabia has delivered 647 tons of dates to the Yemeni government and the World Food Program to be distributed to those in need. The delivery of the two shipments was confirmed by King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid in Riyadh.
An official from the center revealed that a program was launched to hand over humanitarian aid coinciding with Ramadan.
Director of Emergency Relief Management Fahd Al-Osaimi said that the program provides food baskets and dry food that are easily delivered to families in need. He further noted that these aids are handed over by local partners for the center in addition to the civil society organizations.
He added that Saudi humanitarian aid are delivered to all Yemeni provinces and are reaching areas that host civilians and affected families, pointing out the fact that they will be delivered in collaboration with World Health Organization, which will receive 247 tons, and the Yemeni government, which will receive 400 tons of dates as a gift from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Yemen.
For his part, the representative of the Yemeni government Dr. Abdullah Dahan explained that Saudi Arabia is supporting Yemenis and observing the needs of the civilians in fields of aid and humanitarian and medical work.
According to Dahan, the basic needs for Yemenis lie in providing necessary oil derivatives to operate the institutions and vital facilities in the country, especially health facilities.
He said that the government is trying to reach all cities in Yemen, yet there are some provinces that are hard to reach as they are controlled by militias and any attempt to deliver aids to these areas might have negative effects.