United States Provides Additional $4.55 Million for Urgent COVID-19 Assistance in Yemen

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Today, the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development, announced $4.55 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Yemen. This assistance will provide much needed, life-saving oxygen for 25 COVID-19 isolation units and strengthen the country’s COVID-19 response to minimize the risk of the virus. 

“USAID is proud to stand with the people of Yemen in their fight against the devastating impacts of COVID-19 and we are pleased to be providing assistance to ensure life-saving oxygen is available to those in need,” said Jennifer Link, a Senior Development Advisor with USAID’s Mission in Yemen.

This additional support builds on nearly $183 million in USAID COVID-19 assistance to Yemen since the pandemic first broke out. This assistance also includes: providing emergency food aid;  hygiene kits and handwashing facilities to prevent the spread of COVID; supporting health facilities and treatment centers with personal protective equipment for workers; rehabilitating  COVID treatment centers; improving sanitation facilities to reduce disease transmission; organizing COVID awareness trainings and informational campaigns; and providing support to small business to help them produce masks, protective medical equipment and sanitizer.

These efforts build on decades of life-saving work and U.S. leadership in tackling global health crises. Over the past 60 years, USAID has saved millions of lives from diseases such as Ebola, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and now COVID-19.

Diseases know no borders. The U.S. is committed to partnering with Yemen to end the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and build back a world that is even better prepared for future outbreaks. 

 

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The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), partners with the people of Yemen to address the humanitarian and development needs of the country. USAID is working with international and local organizations to rebuild key social and economic institutions, help address the underlying causes of instability, and build the foundation for durable peace and prosperity to foster a path to Yemen’s self-reliance. For more information, visit: https://www.usaid.gov/yemen.  

 

Last updated: December 06, 2021

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