Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate Record-Breaking $930M To Yemen Aid Event; Some Analysts Question Motivation

IRIN: Record-breaking donation from Saudi Arabia, UAE sets stage for Yemen aid event
“A $930 million cheque has broken records for humanitarian fundraising in the run-up to a U.N. pledging conference for aid to Yemen, but the motivations behind it are being questioned. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are together picking up a third of this year’s $2.96 billion relief bill for what the U.N. has called ‘the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.’ But conflict analysts and human rights groups say Yemen’s needs wouldn’t be so intense if it weren’t for a war the two nations helped start, and how they fight it…” (Parker, 4/2).

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