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US restores aid to Houthi-held northern Yemen

The announcement comes a year after the Trump administration slashed $73 million in assistance over concerns the Houthis were diverting the aid.

The United States is restoring aid to Houthi-held parts of northern Yemen “to help meet the region's critical needs,” the US special envoy for the war-torn country confirmed Friday. 

The announcement comes nearly a year after the Trump administration suspended $73 million in US humanitarian aid to northern Yemen, citing concerns the Iran-aligned rebels were interfering with the distribution of humanitarian supplies.  

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