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U.N. aid chief says Saudi Arabia to pay $500 million for Yemen aid next week

U.N. aid chief says Saudi Arabia to pay $500 million for Yemen aid next week
U. N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Mark Lowcock, addresses the United Nations Security Council at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -
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BRENDAN MCDERMID(Reuters)
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UNITEDNATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock said Saudi Arabia will pay $500 million to the world body next week to help fund its humanitarian response in Yemen, where a four-year-long war has killed thousands of people and left millions on the brink of famine.

Lowcock said Saudi Arabia – which leads a military coalition fighting in Yemen – planned to pay on Sept. 25 and that the United Arab Emirates had also recently made a payment of $200 million.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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