The treaty was reached under the aegis of the WTO. It has been ratified by 110 countries and became effective this Wednesday. It is expected to bring an additional USD 1 trillion to global trade.
It is the highest call for humanitarian aid ever made to the benefit of the Arab country. The Yemeni population has endured two years of war and is now faced with the threat of famine.
The organization warns of imminent famine in the African country, where a drought has destroyed crops and killed large numbers of animals.
A one-ton batch containing 44,000 pharmaceutical items has been shipped to the Middle East to help victims of the conflict in Syria. The shipment is now en route to the Arab country on board a Brazilian Navy ship.
It’s the amount needed to be able to offer humanitarian aid to people displaced by the conflict in Syria and to the neighboring countries.