2018 Yemen High-Level Pledging Event

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Series Details 03.04.18
Publication Date 03/04/2018
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The United Nations co-hosted on 3 April 2018 a High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, to support the humanitarian response in Yemen and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.

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The United Nations and its humanitarian partners, in 2018, launched an international appeal for US$2.96 billion to provide neutral and impartial life-saving assistance and protection to people in Yemen.

The European Union pledged €107.5 million in further funding to support civilians across the country.

Background information:

Nearly three years of armed conflict exacerbated the poverty and vulnerabilities that were entrenched in Yemen before 2015 and the country ended up facing the worst manmade humanitarian crisis in the world.

The humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate with casualties caused by fighting, food insecurity, displacement, collapsing basic services including health care and education, outbreaks of cholera and diphtheria, and economic decline. A record 22.2 million people, or 75 percent of the population, were in need of humanitarian assistance in 2018 – 3.4 million more than in the previous year.

Source Link https://www.unocha.org/2018-yemen-high-level-pledging-event
Related Link(s)
European Commission: Press Release, 03.04.18: EU pledges €107.5 million to address urgent needs of Yemeni civilians http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-2701_en.htm
The Guardian, 03.04.18: Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge nearly $1bn in aid for Yemen at UN conference https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/apr/03/saudi-arabia-united-arab-emirates-pledge-nearly-1bn-aid-yemen-un-conference
MSF: Article, 03.04.18: Yemen: Pledging conference – money alone is not enough http://www.msf.org/en/article/yemen-pledging-conference-%E2%80%93-money-alone-not-enough
Deutsche Welle, 03.04.18: UN Geneva donor conference appeals for $2.6 billion for Yemen http://p.dw.com/p/2vPCv
France24, 04.04.18: Peace in Yemen 'possible', UN chief Guterres tells FRANCE 24 http://www.france24.com/en/20180404-interview-antonio-guterres-un-secretary-general-yemen-donor-conference-syria-gaza-cold-war
UK: Parliament: House of Commons: Library: Briefing Paper, No.8433 (02.11.18): Yemen autumn update 2018 http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-8433/CBP-8433.pdf

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