EU allocates additional aid to Yemen [The Source: SABA News Online | Saleh Ahmed - Thurs. 23 Jul. 2020]
The EU has sent a new humanitarian air bridge and 70 million euros as an additional assistance to Yemen. A press statement by the EU Commission on 23 July said the bridge flight "has departed from Liège, Belgium, with medical and other essential supplies to reinforce the humanitarian response in Yemen."

"In total, over 220 tons of critical items are being delivered to the most vulnerable Yemenis. It has been facilitated by the collaborative efforts of Sweden and the EU," read the statement.

Besides, the EU is allocating "an additional €70 million to scale up assistance across Yemen."

Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: "This EU Air Bridge operation to Yemen is the largest of its kind since our flights to countries affected by the Coronavirus. The EU operation and additional funding show the urgency of helping the people of Yemen in their hour of need. The rapid spread of the Coronavirus in a country that is already dealing with the world's worst humanitarian crisis, is adding another layer of suffering. Aid must get through today, not tomorrow. I urge all parties to the conflict to abide by their international obligation to grant unhindered access to impartial humanitarian aid organisations so they can help the people of Yemen.”