UNHCR: No Funds to Support 25,000 Families in Yemen
- May, 28, 2020 - 16:32
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said that 25,000 families in Yemen will no longer receive aid as of next month due to lack of funding.
UNHCR Global Spokesperson, Shabia Mantoo, stressed the need to stop the Saudi-led war on Yemen, noting that the lack of funding would stop the humanitarian programs in the war-torn country, which is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, the Middle East Monitor reported.
She called for international cooperation to help Yemenis protect themselves.
Last April, the UNHCR warned that aid to a million displaced persons and refugees in Yemen might be interrupted due to lack of funding, explaining that it urgently needs $89.4 million to continue its programs in the war-torn country.
The Saudi-led coalition invaded Yemen in 2015. Since then, over 100,000 people have been killed, according to the US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED).