UK pledges £200 million in aid to Yemen
UK government has pledged £200 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Sunday.
This new announcement brings the total that the UK has committed since the start of the four- year war to £770 million.
The PM said the “UK is stepping up its humanitarian support to help millions of people in Yemen.”
“Today’s UK aid package will feed millions of Yemenis who face constant uncertainty over when they will next eat”, Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, said.
“But aid is not enough. We are also doing all we can to support the UN-led peace process, he added.
The new UK aid package will Give cash and vouchers to 3.8 million vulnerable Yemenis across the country that they can use to buy food; screen and treat 20,000 children for malnutrition this year; and give 2 million people better access to water supply and basic sanitation, which will also help prevent the spread of water-borne diseases such as cholera.