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Yemenis demand aid transparency as humanitarian crisis rages

A campaign demanding transparency in aid delivery is gaining traction in Yemen, where a humanitarian crisis threatens millions.
People carry food aid they received from the local charity, Mona Relief, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - RC130ADB5390
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SANAA — Several human rights activists in Yemen have launched an online campaign to demand transparency, including the publication of financial statements by aid organizations to show how they are distributing the aid they receive for Yemen. The "Where is the money" campaign has been active for a month, and activists say it will continue until its goal is reached.

The move came after Reem al-Hashimi, the United Arab Emirates' minister of state for international cooperation, announced at an April 8 press conference that his government and Saudi Arabia had to date provided more than $18 billion worth of aid to Yemen.

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