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U.N., World Bank Provide Emergency Funding To Avert Famine In War-Torn Yemen

Associated Press: U.N., World Bank give cash to Yemen’s neediest to avert famine
“The U.N. agency for children said Monday it has distributed cash to nearly 1.5 million families in war-battered Yemen to help avert the risk of famine. The emergency payout, part of a $200 million World Bank-funded program, comes in the fourth year of a civil war that has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than three million and crippled the country’s infrastructure…” (5/28).

U.N. News: Yemen: Human suffering at risk of further deterioration, warns U.N. aid chief
“An escalation in fighting, increasing obstacles to aid delivery and lack of food and fuel, is compounding Yemen’s dire humanitarian crisis, the United Nations top relief official warned on Thursday, calling on all parties to the conflict to end the violence. Across Yemen, more than 22 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance or protection, of whom around 8.4 million are severely food insecure and at risk of starvation…” (5/24).