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Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 21st July 2015.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what resources her Department plans to allocate to Yemen over the next six months in response to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs' level 3 emergency appeal.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

On 19 June, the International Development Secretary announced an additional £40 million for the humanitarian response in Yemen, bringing the total UK contribution to £55 million for 2015-16. In line with the United Nations Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, our support provides lifesaving assistance such as medical supplies, water, food and emergency shelter; helps treat severe acute malnutrition; and supports UN work to co-ordinate the humanitarian response.

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