U.S. Announces Nearly $87M In Additional Humanitarian Assistance For Yemen

USAID: United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen
“[Tuesday], the United States announced nearly $87 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Yemen, who face the world’s largest food-security emergency and worst cholera outbreak, driven by more than three years of war. This funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Yemen response since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017 to more than $854 million…” (4/3).

U.S. Department of State: United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen at High-Level Pledging Conference
“…With this new assistance, which includes funds from the Department of State and USAID, the United States is providing food assistance and continued support for safe drinking water, treatment for malnourished children, emergency shelter, protection, and other critical aid to millions of vulnerable Yemenis and refugees living in Yemen…” (4/3).

USAID: U.S. Agency for International Development Counselor Tom Staal’s Intervention at the U.N. 2018 Yemen High-Level Pledging Event
“…To actually provide life-saving aid, three things need to happen. First, goods must be able to enter Yemen’s ports and, once in Yemen, flow freely to those in need. … Second, we need those ports to be used. … Third, humanitarian workers must be able to move freely and deliver food and services to those in need throughout the country. … While the United States will continue to provide much needed aid, no amount of humanitarian or development assistance will end this conflict and the suffering of millions. An enduring solution will only come through a comprehensive political agreement, which will require compromise from all sides. To that end, we support the U.N. Special Envoy’s efforts to restart talks…” (4/3).

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