Saudi Arabia vows to cover $352 million UN aid call as it continues air strikes

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Saudi Arabia has pledged to cover the entire $352 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, which has also been the target of Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite rebels.

The United Nations says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families have fled their homes in the war, which has also killed six Saudi security personnel in border skirmishes.

At least 27 more people died in the southwestern city of Taez during clashes between loyalist forces and the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels as well as Saudi-led coalition air raids, medical sources said.

Saudi King Salman ordered the humanitarian pledge following a United Nations appeal on Friday for $352 million in emergency assistance for the millions affected by Yemen’s war.

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