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UK unveils $175 million humanitarian aid injection for Yemen crisis relief

UK unveils $175 million humanitarian aid injection for Yemen crisis relief

UK unveils $175 million humanitarian aid injection for Yemen crisis relief

UK unveils $175 million humanitarian aid injection for Yemen crisis relief

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  • Foreign Secretary David Cameron announces increased aid funding to Yemen, aiming to feed over 850,000 people.
  • Partners like the World Food Programme and Unicef will deliver the aid, which is worth £139 million.
  • The aid will treat 700,000 severely malnourished children.
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On Wednesday, Foreign Secretary David Cameron announced that the UK would significantly increase aid funding to Yemen, aiming to feed more than 850,000 people in the war-torn country. In a meeting between Cameron and Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak in London, they announced new aid worth £139 million (around $175 million) to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

A statement indicated that partners such as the World Food Programme and Unicef would deliver the aid, aiming to treat 700,000 severely malnourished children.

The move follows the EU’s announcement of $125 million for NGOs and UN agencies working in Yemen, where more than half of the 34 million population needs aid after nine years of war.

A statement indicated that partners such as the World Food Programme and Unicef would deliver the aid, to treat 700,000 severely malnourished children.

After the EU announced $125 million for NGOs and UN agencies working in Yemen, where more than half of the 34 million population needs aid after nine years of war, the move was initiated.

Cameron attributed the aggravation of the humanitarian crisis to the attacks on Red Sea shipping, stating that they “block aid from reaching those who need it in northern Yemen.”

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Since January, British and US forces have been conducting joint strikes aimed at curbing the raids.

A British Chambers of Commerce report from February found that the attacks, which began in November, affected more than half of British exporters.

The conflict has gripped Yemen following a 2014 coup by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, triggering a Saudi-led military intervention in support of the government the following year.

According to the UN, hundreds of thousands have died from fighting and other indirect causes such as the lack of food.

Although hostilities have remained at a low level since a six-month UN-brokered ceasefire came into force in 2022, threats including food insecurity and cholera continue to remain rampant.

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