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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, when the UK Government's £200 million funding for support for victims of the Yemen conflict will be released.

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)

The additional £200 million announced by the Prime Minister on 24 February in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen will be spent over the course of the coming financial year (2019/2020). It brings the UK’s total commitment to Yemen to over £770 million since the conflict began in 2015.

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