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UN: We received only 40 percent of donor pledges to Yemen

The United Nations announced on Wednesday that it has received only 40 percent of all international donor pledges to Yemen

This came in a report issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen, according to Anatolia.

The United Nations said it had “received only 558 million dollars, out of the 1.35 billion dollars pledged by donors about a month ago to support the humanitarian response in Yemen.”

The report pointed out: “The tragedy of Yemen is increasing amid the continued increase in humanitarian needs, coinciding with the depletion of relief agency funds to finance life-saving aid.”

The report added: “Aid in Yemen is on the verge of collapse unless donors fulfill their pledges immediately … nearly 80 percent of the population still needs humanitarian assistance and protection.”

The UN report emphasized that Yemen needs “more than $ 3.2 billion in humanitarian aid during the current year 2020”.

In early June, the Yemen Donors Conference, held in Riyadh by default at the invitation of Saudi Arabia and the participation of the United Nations, announced relief and humanitarian contributions that exceeded 1.35 billion dollars.

UN: We received only 40 percent of donor pledges to Yemen

The United Nations has repeatedly warned that a shortage in food aid will increase the specter of starvation, given the millions of Yemeni families depend on that aid.

Yemen is witnessing for the sixth year a violent war that led to one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, where 80 percent of the population is in need of humanitarian aid, and the conflict has led to the famine of millions.

Since March 2015, an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia has carried out military operations against Iranian-backed Houthis, who control several provinces, including the capital, Sanaa.

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