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US announces $444 million to Yemen as humanitarian needs soar

Despite the fresh US assistance, a donors conference for Yemen raised less than one-third of what the United Nations said is needed to avert further humanitarian crisis.
People displaced by conflict receive food aid and provisions to meet their basic needs.

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Monday it would send more than $444 million in new assistance to Yemen, where nearly a decade of civil war has left a majority of the population reliant on humanitarian aid. 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the funding as a high-level pledging conference in Geneva sought to raise $4.3 billion for the United Nations’ aid plan for Yemen. 

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