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Saudi's King Salman allocates $265m for Yemen relief centre

Move comes as Saudi Arabia continues military operations in Yemen to support President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Saudi's King Salman allocates $265m for Yemen relief centre
Yemenis sit on the rubble of houses destroyed in a residential area in Yemens capital, Sanaa. (AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has allocated 1 billion riyals ($265 million) for a Yemen relief centre he has ordered to be set up in the kingdom, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported on Wednesday.

The satellite channel said the money would be in addition to another 1 billion riyals the monarch had pledged.

An Arab alliance led by Saudi Arabia began military operations in Yemen in late March to try to support President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi against his opponents in the dominant Houthi group, which is allied to Iran.

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