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Qatar pledges $20mn to ease humanitarian crisis in Yemen
April 05 2018 12:17 AM
Qatar pledges $20mn to ease humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Qatar pledges $20mn to ease humanitarian crisis in Yemen

QNA/Geneva

The State of Qatar, represented by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) pledged $20 mn in financial support to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people.

This came during a meeting held in Geneva on Wednesday, organized by the United Nations in cooperation with the Governments of Switzerland and Sweden, and in which HE Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, and a number of politicians and high-level officials, participated to mobilize resources and to announce the volume of donations to help and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.

On this occasion, the Director General of (QFFD), Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari, praised the efforts exerted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.

Al Kuwari pointed out that the Qatari financial commitment comes within the framework of supporting the inter-agency 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.

He called for the need for friendly countries to respond to the suffering of the brotherly people of Yemen, and added that this crisis is a great humanitarian catastrophe not only in the Middle East, but in the entire world.

The United Nations and its humanitarian agencies working on the ground in Yemen have appealed to donors to provide 2.96 USD bn in funding to support the basic sectors of food security, health, water, sanitation and protection, as the bloody conflict in Yemen left 22 mn people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

Some 8.4 mn people in Yemen suffer from acute food insecurity and starvation, as well as severe challenges and restrictions on ports.



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