U.N. Appeals For $274M In Humanitarian Aid To Address Crisis In Yemen

Agence France-Presse: Saudis pledge to fund aid for Yemen, keep up air raids
“Saudi Arabia, which is leading a bombing campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the United Nations for conflict-torn Yemen…” (al-Jabiri, 4/18).

Inter Press Service: U.N. Struggles to Cope with New Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
“The United Nations, which is providing humanitarian aid to over 50 million refugees worldwide, is struggling to cope with a new crisis in hand: death and destruction in Yemen. In an urgent appeal for 274 million dollars in international aid to meet the needs of some 7.5 million people affected by the escalating conflict, the U.N.’s Humanitarian Coordinator Johannes Van Der Klaauw said Friday, ‘The devastating conflict in Yemen takes place against the backdrop of an existing humanitarian crisis that was already one of the largest and most complex in the world’…” (Deen, 4/17).

U.N. News Centre: As Yemen fighting surges, U.N. humanitarian arm issues urgent appeal for country’s civilians
“…[U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ (OCHA)] flash appeal for Yemen calls for $273.7 million in order meet the life-saving and protection needs of some 7.5 million people who are increasingly under threat…” (4/17).