Russia delivers food aid to Yemen

from Yemen Times
Published on 19 Feb 2014 View Original

SANA’A, Feb. 19—A Russian aircraft loaded with 30 tons of food aid landed in Sana’a on Wednesday, according to the state-run Saba news agency. The Russian ambassador in Sana’a told Saba that this aid is just the first phase of more humanitarian aid Russia will provide throughout 2014 to support peace and stability in Yemen as well as the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.

The cargo includes wheat, sugar, rice and other food items as well as two electrical power generators.

Ahmed Al-Kuhlani, head of the Executive Unit for Displaced people, a government office whose function is to assist refugees and others who have been displaced from their homes, said that this aid will be distributed to people in urgent need.