Yemeni President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi has said that about 6.5 million Yemenis are looking for jobs, pointing out that this exacerbated political and security problems Yemen faces.
The Yemeni News Agency (Saba) said Hadi affirmed in a meeting with Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank Inger Anderson that about 5,00,000 graduates don't have jobs.
He said that the increasing unemployment rates escalate Yemen's political and security issues, and terrorism, pointing out that all these issues required the world community to stand by Yemen.
Anderson said that the World Bank will provide $ 500 million to Yemen, pointing out that it will widen its activities in Yemen in according to the needs of the transition stage.
Meanwhile, Hadi received the British Ambassador to Yemen Nicholas Hopton and discussed mutual relations between Yemen and the United Kingdom and the underway preparations to hold Yemen's Friends conference in Riyadh.
Hadi praised efforts exerted by the British Ambassador to get Yemen out of its crises and translate the GCC-crafted power transfer deal into realities.
He also briefed the ambassador on the preparations to hold the inclusive national dialogue conference, pointing out that all Yemeni forces and factions are to take part in the dialogue conference.
For his part, Hopton affirmed that the United Kingdom will rise its aids to Yemen, indicating that it appropriated 28 million pounds as humanitarian aids to Yemen.
While Yemen faces a number of critical development challenges, including high unemployment, diminishing oil reserves and depletion of water resource, the 2011 anti-regime demonstrations worsened the situations.