U.N. Significantly Reduces Aid Operations In War-Torn Yemen As COVID-19 Cases Increase

AP: U.N. forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as virus increases need
“Aid organizations are making an urgent plea for funding to shore up their operations in war-torn Yemen, saying they have already been forced to stop some of their work even as the coronavirus rips through the country. Some 75% of U.N. programs in Yemen have had to shut their doors or reduce operations. The global body’s World Food Programme had to cut rations in half and U.N.-funded health services were reduced in 189 out of 369 hospitals nationwide…” (Michael/Hyde, 6/1).

Additional coverage of humanitarian aid efforts and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen is available from New York Times and U.N. News (2).

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