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UN seeks $2.96bn humanitarian aid for Yemen

Geneva, April 3: The UN on Tuesday said $2.96 billion was needed to provide humanitarian aid for around 13.1 million Yemenis, whose country has been destroyed by a civil war.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave an opening speech at a donor conference in which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, both members of the intertiol coalition involved in the conflict, were participating, Efe news reported.
Guterres said Saudi Arabia and UAE had doted $930 million for Yemen’s humanitarian plan.
Since the beginning of Yemen’s conflict in September 2014, more than 22 million people, three-quarters of the population, have been in dire need of humanitarian aid, placing Yemen in a catastrophic situation. IANS