WB provides Yemen with $51 mln to fight locust, Covid-19

2020-07-08 | Since 10 Month

The Yemeni minister of planning and international cooperation, Dr. Najib al-Oaij

Riyadh (Debriefer) - The World Bank has allocated more than US$ 51 million in funding for two projects in the second quarter of 2020, the Yemeni official minister of planning and international cooperation said Wednesday.
The first US$ 26.9 million worth project is meant to counter ramifications of Covid-19 pandemic and will be implemented by the ministry of health in cooperation with the WHO, Dr. Najib al-Oaij added in remarks carried by Asharq Al-awsat.
The second US$25-million project is assigned to fight locust and will be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in cooperation with Yemen's ministry of agriculture, according to the Saudi paper.
In 2019, the WB provided US$ 405 million for needs (stemmed from the 5-year war) and a number of projects, including the emergency project and the healthcare program through the UN, the Yemeni minister added.

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