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Kuwaiti relief aid bodies to commit further USD 2.3 mln for Yemen

RIYADH, July 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti relief aid bodies operating in Yemen pledged to provide continuing assistance across the country worth a total USD 2.3 million amid talks with other assistance-providing Gulf countries on Thursday.
The attending bodies at the meeting, held at the Riyadh-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, were Kuwait's Foreign Ministry, Kuwait Red Crescent and the Kuwait Relief Society.
In the first half of 2019, some 309,000 Yemenis benefited from campaigns launched by Kuwait Red Crescent, according to Abdulsalam Baaboud, member of the Yemeni Higher Relief Committee.
These campaigns, worth a collective USD 3.3 million, have targeted sectors, such as food, education and water, he said. (end) nsa.sd