Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they plan to take to send more humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The UK has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Yemen, helping secure vital access for food, fuel and medicine to enter the country and consistently being one of the largest donors to the crisis.

On 3 April, the UK announced an additional £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for this financial year (2018/2019). This funding will meet immediate food needs for 2.5 million Yemenis and will bring the total UK bilateral support to Yemen to over £570 million since 2015.

To date, donors have pledged a total of US$ 2.01 billion towards the United Nations 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan in Yemen.

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