Humanitarian aid: EU announces over €161.5 million for #Yemen crisis

| February 27, 2019

As millions of people continue to suffer in Yemen, the European Commission has announced its intention to provide €161.5 million in humanitarian aid for 2019. This brings total Commission support for Yemen since the beginning of the crisis in 2015 to €710m.

Announcing the EU’s contribution in Geneva, at the International Conference on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “Yemen is facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Four in five people are in need of assistance. With millions now threatened by famine, all must be done to deliver emergency support on the ground. […] Our new funding will allow partners to provide more food, nutrition, health services, shelter, sanitation, as well as education and protection programmes. Yet a political solution remains the only way forward.”

The EU has played a leading international role in mobilizing support for the Yemen crisis. In 2018, EU humanitarian support reached over 14 million people in Yemen, helping the most vulnerable like women and children caught up in the conflict. The EU has repeatedly urged all parties to the conflict to respect International Humanitarian Law and prioritize the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

Read the full press release here.

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