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UN calls for funds to address humanitarian crisis in Yemen

ONU, pedido, fondos, crisis, alimentaria, Yemen

UN calls for funds to address humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Aden, Yemen, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, David Gressly, today called on the international community to speed up the delivery of funds to address the serious crisis hitting this Arab nation.

The worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen is a reality that we must urgently address, said Gressly, quoted by a statement from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

More than 23 million people, or nearly three-quarters of Yemen’s population, are now in need of assistance, three million more than last year, he stressed.

OCHA expects a record 19 million people to need food assistance in the second half of the year.

I urge all donors to disburse the pledged funds quickly, Gressly said.


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