Saudi coalition set to provide $1.5bn in humanitarian aid for Yemen

Saudi Arabia is expected to announce a multi-billion dollar aid package for Yemen, which it says will “alleviate the suffering” by opening land, sea and air routes into the war-torn country.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition of nine Arab countries in airstrikes against Yemeni rebels and their allies.

The aid money, around $1.5bn, will be distributed through humanitarian agencies and in co-ordination with the United Nations.

A further $2bn will be given to the Central Bank of Yemen to promote economic stabilisation of millions will be set aside to improve the country’s ports.

See here: Sky News