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Yemen: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 28th February 2019.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 24 February 2019 in Sharm El Sheikh, to whom and in what capacity will the UK Government's £200 million funding for humanitarian support for Yemen be provided.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

On 24 February, the Prime Minister announced that the UK will provide an additional £200 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for the next financial year (2019/2020).

This funding will be provided through UN agencies operating in Yemen, including the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as well as international NGOs, including CARE. It will support these partners and others to provide millions of vulnerable Yemenis with cash and vouchers for food, treatment for malnutrition and disease, and to rehabilitate water and sanitation services.

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