UAE charity to distribute food aid in Yemen

June 23rd, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Sana’a, June 23 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has bought food supplies from markets in Yemen to distribute them among the needy people in the country.

The foundation has bought over 30 baskets of food supplies from the Yemeni markets in the first phase of the initiative. Thirty Yemeni families will benefit from the gesture as each basket contains food sufficient for five to eight people for the next three months.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has allocated 500 million dirhams ($57 million) to distribute essential food items for the Yemeni people.

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