Saudi Arabia provides $ 10 million to confront potential threats to the oil tanker "Safer" in Yemen

12 June, 2022
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Saudi Arabia provides $ 10 million to confront potential threats to the oil tanker "Safer" in Yemen

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action announced that Saudi Arabia has provided 10 million dollars to contribute to confronting the existing threat from the oil tanker "Safer" anchored in the north of the Yemeni city of Hodeidah.


In a press statement, the center indicated that "the Kingdom has always supported the efforts of the United Nations to confront and avoid the potential economic, humanitarian and environmental threats to the oil tanker "Safer" and the repercussions of the oil spill from it, which may cause a major environmental and navigational disaster that threatens the Red Sea coast, fishing communities, international navigation and food entry. and fuel and life-saving supplies to Yemen, which will exacerbate the humanitarian situation and threaten the countries bordering the Red Sea.”

The center confirmed that "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has warned on more than one occasion that if oil leaks from the "Safer" tanker, which contains more than one million barrels and has not been maintained since 2015, the world will witness the largest environmental disaster that threatens life under water, fish wealth and biodiversity as a result of the leak. oil".


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