Although international donors pledged more than US$2 billion on 3 April to support the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian aid to millions of people in Yemen, nevertheless this leaves the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan nearly $1 billion short of the money it needs to deliver lifesaving assistance to 13 million people.
Speaking at the event, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, noting that more than 22 million people — three-quarters of the population — need humanitarian aid and protection. “Some 18 million people are food insecure; one million more than when we convened last year,” he said, adding that “a horrifying 8.4 million of these people do not know how they will obtain their next meal.”
Read the full SG statement here or watch the press conference here.
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