United Nations to organise emergency donor conference to raise humanitarian funds for Yemen

United Nations to organise emergency donor conference to raise humanitarian funds for Yemen

The United Nations has called on donor countries in order to provide more aid to Yemen, so that it does not have to cut back on humanitarian aid in the severely famine-stricken country.

The decision was announced in a speech of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, during a high-level meeting on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Griffiths affirmed that “this aid and other essential life-saving support, including food assistance, would have to be reduced in the coming weeks and months because they have received less than a fifth of the money they need this year.”

He called for donors to continue to generously fund the humanitarian operation, stressing the need to address the root causes of the crisis in Yemen and to take new measures to boost the country’s economy and its people’s income.

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