NEW YORK: International donors on Tuesday pledged $1.35 billion of aid for Yemen, during a virtual humanitarian event organized by Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the United NationsTime is of the essence in the efforts to help the people of Yemen, the donors were reminded at the end of the conference. The United States, one of the largest donors, decreased its aid to Yemen this year blaming the decision on interference by the Houthis. In his opening statement at the conference, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that aid workers face a race against time in Yemen. “If we continue to advocate these points, then we are not far from reaching a better future for Yemen,” he said. It is about time for those who violate international law to stop, and to allow the international community to do the humanitarian work.
Source: Ethiopian News June 02, 2020 13:02 UTC