Environment. Saudi Arabia promises $10 million to prevent oil spillage off Yemen

Saudi Arabia pledged $10 million to the UN for the rescue of an oil tanker from war-torn Yemen, which could cause an oil spillage in the Red Sea.

Environment. Saudi Arabia promises $10 million to prevent oil spillage off Yemen

Saudi Arabia pledged $10 million to the UN for the rescue of an oil tanker from war-torn Yemen, which could cause an oil spillage in the Red Sea. Sunday was the official day of the Saudi agency.

Experts say the FSO Safer tanker, which is anchored at the strategic port Hodeida in the 150km south of Saudi Arabia's coast, has the equivalent of just under a million barrels. It could explode, catch fire or break apart.

The tanker is approximately 45 years old and has not been maintained since 2015. Yemen is currently in one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the globe due to war between power and Houthi rebels. Hodeidah. Since 2015, a military coalition led Saudi Arabia has intervened to support loyalist forces.

The news agency stated that the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center offered $10 million (about 9.5 million euros) to address the risk of an oil spillage in the Red Sea. official SPA.

France, Britain and Germany pledged $33million to help fund emergency operations in May. This is less than half the $80 million the government had hoped for. 'UN.

According to the UN, $144 million is required for the entire operation, which includes the complete security of the tanker.

The international organization estimates that around 20 billion dollars should be available for cleanup operations in the event of an oil-related spillage.

Greenpeace, an environmental NGO, called on Arab countries Wednesday to take action "before it's too late". The tanker is threatening "the people of Yemen" and "the neighboring countries", as well as "the fragile ecosystems in the region, including the Red Sea's unique biodiversity. It would be "one the most deadly disasters in human history."

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