You would think that after destroying a country, pledging a lot of money in humanitarian aid is the least they can do. But are they even done destroying the country? It’s like pouring water into a cup with holes in it. They’re going to need more and more aid until the bombing stops.
On Monday, a family of 7 was killed in a Saudi-led airstrike on their home in Saada province. According to Xinhua News, the mother and father and their five children were killed along with five other civilians injured.Embed from Getty Images
Yemenis inspect damage at the site of a reported air strike by the Saudi-led coalition, on the outskirts of the northwestern Huthi-held Saada province, on January 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)Embed from Getty Images
Yemenis inspect damage at the site of a reported air strike by the Saudi-led coalition that hit a health centre, on the outskirts of the northwestern Huthi-held Saada province on January 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
From the Los Angeles Times:
Saudi Arabia has announced that it will pledge $1.5 billion in humanitarian aid to Yemen. That’s half of the UN’s appeal for $2.96 billion. The United Nations has described the situation in Yemen as “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time.”
The $1.5 billion would be distributed across U.N. agencies and international relief organizations. In addition, the coalition pledged $40 million to expand the capacity of Yemen’s ports to accommodate additional shipments, and $30 million for road upgrades.
Last week, the kingdom announced that it had contributed $2 billion to the Central Bank of Yemen to promote economic stabilization and improve the quality of life for Yemenis, the statement said.
The coalition also pledged to run multiple daily flights of cargo planes carrying aid from Jizan in Saudi Arabia to Yemen’s coalition-controlled Marib province, and establish 17 “safe passage corridors … to ensure safe overland transportation of aid to nongovernmental organizations operating in the interior of Yemen,” the statement said.