Khalifa foundation begins buying food items in Yemen

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation (KBZHF) has started purchasing food supplies from local markets in preparation for distributing them among the needy people in Yemen.

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Published: Sat 23 Jun 2012, 1:04 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:20 PM

The foundation bought over 30 baskets of food from the Yemeni markets in the first phase of the initiative to implement the order by the UAE President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, allocating Dh500 million to purchase and distribute essential food items to the Yemeni people.

Over 30 Yemeni families will benefit from the humanitarian gesture in the current phase as each basket contains food items sufficient for five to eight persons for the next three months.

The food supplies will be distributed in the provinces where displaced people are living.

The UAE Embassy in Sana’a will oversee the distribution in coordination with the Yemeni authorities.

Shaikh Khalifa had assigned the KBZHF to purchase these supplies from the local markets in Yemen in order to activate the Yemeni economy and revive its domestic market.

The President also gave directives to distribute the food supplies directly among the Yemeni society by setting up outlets for distribution in the different regions of that country to ensure they benefit the largest number of people.

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