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    CAIRO (Sputnik) – Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will provide assistance to Yemen in the amount of $500 million, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre’s Supervisor General, Abdullah Rabeeah, said Tuesday.

    "Saudi Arabia and the UAE will provide additional [aid worth] $500 million to support humanitarian relief efforts in Yemen," Rabeeah said during a joint press conference with UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Al Hashimi.

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    Rabeeah added that this move aimed to deliver food to approximately 10-12 million Yemenis.

    Yemen has been ravaged by almost four years of war between an internationally-backed government aided by a Saudi-led coalition, and Houthi rebels, which has pushed a half of the country's population to the brink of starvation.

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