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Trump administration announces $225 million in emergency Yemen aid

The Donald Trump administration announced $225 in emergency food aid for Yemen today, but the United States is still refusing to cooperate with the World Health Organization on vital programs.
A security man wearing a protective mask walks on a street during a 24-hour curfew amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sanaa, Yemen May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - RC25JG9B0IDA

The Donald Trump administration announced today that the United States will provide an additional $225 million in emergency food aid for Yemen, significantly more than the $73 million in Yemeni assistance that the United States cut in March.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press briefing that the assistance will go to a UN emergency food program in southern Yemen and to a reduced operation in northern Yemen that the UN World Food Program "was forced to scale down earlier this month because of the Iran-backed Houthis.”

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