UN says Yemen aid pledges ‘disappointing’ at $1.7 billion


Dubai, March 1 (AFP/APP):The United Nations said Monday that a donor conference for war-torn Yemen had yielded just $1.7 billion, less than half the funds needed, a “disappointing” outcome as it tries to prevent a devastating famine.
“Millions of Yemeni children, women and men desperately need aid to live. Cutting aid is a death sentence,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

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