The United States provides $585 million in aid to Yemen

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that the United States has pledged $585 million to Yemen this year as part of a fundraising campaign led by the United Nations.

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The US State Department said on Twitter on Thursday that Blinken pledged that Washington would give these funds to Yemen during 2022, bringing the total US contribution to Yemen since the conflict began to $4.5 billion.

“The number of Yemenis suffering from starvation is expected to increase fivefold to more than 160,000 individuals,” she added, noting that more than two million children “currently suffer from life-threatening malnutrition.”

The United Nations is seeking to raise nearly $4.3 billion for war-torn Yemen, where the humanitarian campaign is underfunded even before global attention turns to the conflict in Ukraine.

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Yemen has been witnessing for nearly 7 years a continuous war between the pro-government forces backed by an Arab military coalition led by the neighboring Saudi Arabia and the Iran-backed Houthis, who have controlled several governorates, including the capital, Sanaa, since September 2014.