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UN official rebukes UK over Yemen aid cut

Arab News 08 Mar 2021
The British government has decided to “balance the books on the backs of the starving people of Yemen,” in an act that will see tens of thousands die and damage the UK’s global influence, the head of the UN’s Office for Humanitarian Affairs has said ... country’s Yemen aid budget.

Government warned not to ‘shy away from a vote’ on aid cut over rebellion fears

Belfast Telegraph 08 Mar 2021
I thank donors who pledged at the pledging event for Yemen today, in particular those countries who increased their pledges or made pledges for the first time ... The development came as the United Nations’ top humanitarian affairs official condemned the Government for slashing aid to Yemen.
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1st high level EU-China-US product safety summit - press conference with, from left to right: Wei Chuanzhong, Chinese Vice-Minister of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China, Meglena Kuneva, Member of the EC in charge of Consumer Protection et Nancy Nord, Acting Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission

The EU and US Imperialism in Latin America

Information Clearing House 08 Mar 2021
Listen, the EU does business with Saudi Arabia and UAE, all the time, there’ve been causing genocide in Yemen, but it doesn’t matter that doesn’t bother them as long as there’s real money to be made ... We give out by Human rights in China, but that’s, as far as we go, those sanctions we’re talking about because there’s money at stake.

UK 'balancing books on backs of Yemen's starving people', says UN diplomat

The Observer 07 Mar 2021
Ministers have decided to “balance the books on the backs of the starving people of Yemen” in an act that will see tens of thousands die and damage the UK’s global influence, the head of the UN’s Office for Humanitarian Affairs has said ... The UK has announced it will give Yemen about £87m in aid this year, down from £164m in 2020.

When people are fighting, they are not farming

The Tennessee Tribune 05 Mar 2021
NASHVILLE, TN –Relief workers in India, Central America, and Yemen distribute food staples to the world’s poorest and hungriest people ... More than a third of working families took out loans during the lockdown and now 8 out of 10 report no money to pay next month’s rent ... Annabel Symington is UN spokeswoman for the World Food Programme in Yemen.

Trump’s Muslim Ban Left Thousands in Limbo—Biden Must Decide Their Fates

The Daily Beast 04 Mar 2021
Yemen is in the midst of war, which makes the physical process to get one’s visa approved arduous ... He had to travel to Djibouti with his family because there is no embassy in Yemen, borrow money from family and friends, and wait an extended period of time there, only to be informed that his visa was denied because of the Muslim ban.

Why the government must reverse the drastic cuts in aid to Yemen

New Statesman 03 Mar 2021
The people of Yemen have no such privilege ... The UN has warned that Yemen faces severe famine. As the former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has pointed out, Unicef has reported that two million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished ... The conditions are in place in Yemen for a huge and avoidable tragedy, and we are walking away.

The UN's losing battle to fight famine in Yemen

The National 03 Mar 2021
"Childhood in Yemen is a special kind of hell." Antonio Guterres, the UN SecretaryGeneral, did not mince his words at Monday's fundraising meeting for the country. More than three quarters of Yemen's population are expected to go hungry this year ... This is just money pledged ... As funding decreases, the intensity of Yemen's crisis increases.

Shrinking Yemen pledges disappoint UN chief

China Daily 03 Mar 2021
UNITED NATIONS-UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described the outcome of a high-level pledging conference for Yemen on Monday as disappointing ... At the pledging conference, Guterres asked for $3.85 billion for humanitarian operations in Yemen for 2021 ... More money is needed for other forms of aid.

UN 'disappointed' by outcome of Yemen funding event

Middle East Monitor 03 Mar 2021
The United Nations is "disappointed" at the outcomes of the high-level donor event for Yemen after it failed to raise at least half of the funds needed for the humanitarian response in the country for 2021 ... "More money for the aid operation in Yemen is the fastest, most efficient way to prevent a famine.

Boris's aid cuts problem isn't going away

The Spectator 03 Mar 2021
The Labour leader chose to focus his stint on Yemen, criticising the British government's relationship with Saudi Arabia, and the decision to cut international aid money to the war-torn country. Johnson insisted that 'when it comes to the people of Yemen, we continue to step up to the plate'.

UN chief disappointed at outcome of pledging event for Yemen

China Daily 02 Mar 2021
UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the outcome of Monday's high-level pledging conference for Yemen is disappointing ... More money is needed for other forms of aid ... Another pledging conference for Yemen may have to be convened in a few months to raise more money, he said.

Appeal to alleviate world's worst humanitatian crisis in Yemen raises 'disappointing' amount — UN

TVNZ 02 Mar 2021
A United Nations appeal for aid to Yemen to alleviate the world's worst humanitarian disaster raised some NZ$2.3 billion today- a result the UN chief called "disappointing.". Malnourished boy lies in a bed waiting to receive treatment at a feeding centre at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen ... US money ... "Money is not the only thing Yemenis need.

Yemen warns: Saudi oil giant in crosshairs if Ma’rib oilfields attacked

Press TV 02 Mar 2021
Yemen warns of attacking the Saudi Arabian oil ... ‘Yemen given no peace plan yet’ ... The official said such money would not take care of even 10 percent of Yemen’s needs and noted that such events rather served to “exonerate Saudi Arabia and the [other] invaders” that helping Yemen out.

David Miliband responds to insufficient funding galvanized at Yemen pledging conference

Reliefweb 02 Mar 2021
David Miliband, President and CEO at the International Rescue Committee, said, "The news that today's UN pledging conference on Yemen resulted in less than half of what was asked for and necessary to save lives is a symbol of global retreat from addressing critical global problems.