The Iran-backed Houthi militias are using schools and civilian and service facilities for their military effort, announced Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, Commander of the Saudi-led Coalition Joint Forces to Support Legitimacy in Yemen
Prince Fahd told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Coalition will not stoop to this level and does not use these facilities for military purposes.
He was speaking during the launch of the “Together for Education in Yemen” program that is aimed at supporting education in the war-torn country. The event in Riyadh was was attended by Saudi Education Minister Hamad al-Sheikh, Yemeni Education Minister Abdullah Lemmles and Information Minister Muammar al-Eryani.
Royal Court Advisor and Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Abdullah al-Rabeeah announced that the project was carried out at the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The program will provide more than 50,000 school desks and chairs, stated Rabeeah, who added that several educational initiatives and projects will be carried out in Yemen.
Several humanitarian, relief and development projects have already been implemented and Yemen’s economy and central bank have been supported with a total cost of $11.88 billion, he announced.
“KSRelief has also implemented 330 projects in all regions of Yemen at a total cost of more than $2 billion.”
For his part, al-Sheikh reported that, along with KSRelief, his ministry has dedicated grants to 10,150 Yemeni students in Saudi universities since 2011, adding that there were 2,711 applicants this year.
Lemmles praised KSRelief for supporting the Yemeni people in various sectors.
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