Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support internally displaced persons in Yemen

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support the internally displaced persons in Yemen.

The $31-million MoU was signed on September 6, at the Centre's headquarters in Riyadh, between Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah - adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work, and Dr. Nabil Othman - UNHCR Acting Regional Representative for the GCC.

This contribution comes at a time when humanitarian conditions in Yemen have severely deteriorated due to ongoing violence and insecurity, as well as an economic and fiscal crisis, leading to the near collapse of basic services, and will assist the internally displaced persons in Yemen through the provision and rehabilitation of shelters, distribution of essential relief Items and related protection activities.

"The UNHCR is extremely grateful to the Kingdom, which has always been proactive in responding to humanitarian appeals. This generous contribution will allow UNHCR to boost its life-sustaining intervention and most needed assistance to Internally Displaced Yemenis," Acting Regional GCC Representative Othman said.

He added: "UNHCR appreciates King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work for their support to UNHCR activities and to provide the best for the displaced Yemenis."

Dr. Al-Rabeeah and his team were pleased with signing this program with UNHCR to support the internally displaced persons in Yemen. Dr. Al-Rabeeah pointed out that this $31-million program will assist a total of 800,000 internally displaced Yemenis through, the provision and rehabilitation of emergency shelters and collective centers, distribution of essential relief Items and related protection activities.